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Dining with the Blennerhassetts at Blennerhassett Island

September 7, 2018 @ 9:01 pm

A meal that could have been prepared and served during the time of Harman and Margaret Blennerhassett will be the subject of two local historians in their encore event, “Dining with the Blennerhassetts.” The event is organized by local food historians Martha and Dick Hartley, authors of the historical West Virginia cookbook, “Serving Up History.” The program, which starts at 3 p.m. (registration at 2:30 p.m.) at the Blennerhassett Museum. Attendees will experience “Dressing Up Your Dinner Table in the 1800s manner” from the Hartleys. Guests take a sternwheeler tour on the Island Belle for the late afternoon and evening parts of the program on Blennerhassett Island for a special Foodways Tour of Harman and Margaret’s home.

This event explores the role food played in the daily lives of the Blennerhassetts and concludes with a meal on the Island cooked from historic recipes. An 18th century candle lighted dinner will be served in three courses – Appetizers, Main Course, Sweet & Desserts – with entertainment at 1802 Putnam-Houser House. The meal is an authenticated 18th-century menu served in three courses. Program developed/conducted by docents Martha & Dick Hartley, food historians and authors.

Cost for all the program events, boat ride, historic dinner, and entertainment is $75 per person. Advanced reservations required.


September 7, 2018
9:01 pm