Thank Providence! Ye Olde 18th Century Thanksgiving Dinner for Thy Sustenance

12 Nov

Dost thou haveth plans on the date of November the 17th, in the year of our Lord, 2000 and 13?  Doth thou wanteth to eat Thanksgiving dinner akin to the days of old?  Then, by the Lord our God, headeth to the Webb Deane-Stevens Museum in Wethersfield.

On that day (okay, we’re breaking character now, sue us), from noon to 3, a Thanksgiving feast will be prepared for 130 lucky guests.  Before the dinner even starts, though, guests will be treated a wine social with some light snacks and 18th century tunes.  Then, right before 1, the servant rings the dinner bell and the feast begins in the Webb Barn.

During the meal, Prudence Sloane will be talking about the history of Thanksgiving in New England, table manners, cooking styles, recipes, and the different foods that appear on the dinner table.  And, speaking of food, here’s the menu:  venison pie, roasted goose and turkey, chine of pork, pottage of cabbage, leeks and onions, puddings, several vegetables, and apple and pumpkin pies.

Tickets are $85 per person and that includes all the food and wine with an optional tour of the three historic houses on the museum property after the dinner.  If you’d like to go, please call up (860) 529-0612 and ask for extension 12.  When you call up, make sure to let them know that OmNomCT sent you!

For more information about the Webb Deane-Stevens Museum, please visit their site.  We’d also like to thank our reader and friend Julie Winkel for telling us all about this awesome event.  Happy (almost) Thanksgiving!

About the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum     

Located in the heart of Connecticut’s largest historic district, the Museum consists of three authentically restored 18th-century homes that bring Wethersfield’s rich history to life, from the American Revolution to the early 20th century. The museum includes the 1752 Joseph Webb House, which served as George Washington’s Revolutionary War headquarters in May 1781, when he met with French General le comte de Rochambeau; the 1770 Silas Deane House, built for a delegate to the Continental Congress and America’s first diplomat to France; and the 1788 Isaac Stevens House, which depicts life in the 18th and 19th centuries through original family objects and includes a new children’s museum.

Three-House Tour (1 hour): $10 per adult; $9 per senior over 60, AAA member and active military; $5 per student and children (5-18), $25 per family (2 adults + children). Groups rates are available.


May 1 – October 31 – Open daily, except Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays, 1 to 4 p.m. Last tour at 3 p.m. Closed Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day. April and November –Open weekends only – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m.


4 Responses to “Thank Providence! Ye Olde 18th Century Thanksgiving Dinner for Thy Sustenance”

  1. Bierbattered November 12, 2013 at 8:35 am #

    turkey but no oysters? :)


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