Preserving the past, to educate the future.

Hearthside Dinners: Food & history unite

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A cozy gathering of adults join in the preparation of a traditional 19th century dinner cooked on the open hearth. Museum Interpreters, dressed in period costume, guide guests as they learn about historic food preparation, ingredients and historic cooking tools.

The sounds and smells of the 19th century come to life as the fire crackles and guests learn to bake, churn, season, stir and roast seasonal foods to create an authentic farm supper. Once dinner is prepared, guests gather family style at the hearth table to relish in a savory meal and partake in lively conversation. The candles are lit, and the aroma of fresh roasted coffee and a sweet dessert linger in the air.

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(hover over titles for menus as they become available)

February 8  (5-7pm):
Presidential Feast

March 8  (5-7pm):
Celtic Celebration

April 5  (5-7pm):
Spring on the Farm

October 4  (5-7pm):
Hearthside Tavern Dinner

A unique opportunity to watch and learn from our costumed foodways interpreters as they prepare your meal on our 19th century open hearth.

November 22  (5-7pm):
Thanksgiving Feast

Important information to know about Hearthside Dinners!

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Photos courtesy Nicole Nadolski

Reservations are taken 30 days in advance; first come, first served. Payment in full is expected at the time of the reservation, as seating is limited.

Hearthside Dinners are $40 per person (adults ages 18 and up please). *Please let us know while making your reservations if you have any dietary concerns or allergies. Guests are welcome to bring their own beer or wine.

To reserve your spot at the table please call (603) 323-7591 or toll free 1 (800) 686-6117. Reservations or questions about reservations can also be emailed to our Finance Manager, Sheena Harte, by email:

Any questions about our menus, dietary concerns, etc., can be emailed to our Program Manager, Erica Boynton by email:

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