Event date: Feb 5, 1886
Mrs. W.E. Kirkland entertained a party of twenty five ladies on Wednesday afternoon at the first “coffee” ever given in Brattleboro. The party lasted from 4 o’clock until 6 and was pronounced a most agreeable success. It can be imitated to advantage, and “coffees” are likely to become a favorite form of entertainment with Brattleboro ladies.