Step back 150 years for a dinner drawn from the pages of Godey’s Ladies Book, the popular 19th century woman’s magazine with entertainment provided by The Hardtacks.
The evening’s menu has been taken directly from the pages of Godey’s Ladies Book, the most popular magazine for women in the 19th century and the first American magazine to have a regular recipe or “receipt” section. The dishes presented at this dinner reflect the ways middle class Americans were eating in the years directly following the Civil War.
The evening begins with a wine reception in the Center’s museum. The meal opens with winter soup accompanied by potato strips and Cheesikins. For the main course, we are serving a smoked ham with Macaroni Cheese, Hot Slaw, and Lettuce Peas. For dessert, guests will enjoy a sampler of Union Pudding, Cracknels, and cranberry apple tart.
The musical performance will introduce guests to the songs popular in 1860s. The Hardtacks, Marek Bennett and Woody Pringle, are award-winning musicians who have shared the music of the Civil War era throughout New England. Their repertoire includes parlor songs, rally cries, spirituals, hymns, bawdy parodies, and more!
To learn more about The Hardtacks, visit their website here.
The annual historic dinner raises funds to support the Center’s programs and events. Tickets are $50 and must be purchased in advance.