Holiday Tea is Saturday, December 2 at 1 p.m.


Teddy Bear Toys and Margarete Steiff

The lights will be twinkling and cheer will be in the air! Join us for this FREE annual event ​ on Saturday, December 2, 2017​  that will be sure to get you in the holiday mood. Holiday drinks and refreshments will be provided.


Speaker Annette Issacs will reveal the interesting and cuddly history of a childhood icon, the Teddy Bear:

The Woman behind the Teddy Bear– the awe-inspiring story of Margarete Steiff!

For almost 140 years now, every child and adult all over the world has been loving Steiff toys, the wonderful array of stuffed animals from Germany, the most famous being, of course, the Teddy Bear. 

Hardly anyone knows, though, that they were invented by an amazing woman who overcame terrible sickness and incredible challenges and turned her tiny workshop into one of the most 

recognizable international brands– and all that in the male dominated world of the 19th century! 

Join German historian Anette Isaacs as she relates the truly awe-inspiring life of toy maker and business maven, Margarete Steiff! 

Media Contact:
Elgin Area Convention and Visitors Bureau
77 Riverside Drive, Elgin, IL 60120
(800) 217-5362 or (847) 695-7540