Stanford Parents' Club History
Once Upon a Time...
The Chrysanthemum Tea
was THE Social Event of the Season
Handwritten invitations were sent around the world.
Over 30 local newspapers covered the event.
First held in 1924, the fall Chrysanthemum Tea took many forms. Several were held at the home of President Herbert Hoover. In 1937 it included two short plays by students held in what was referred to as the “New Memorial Hall Auditorium.” In 1959 it was held at the Medical School and included a tour of the new facilities.