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Be Our Guest!

January 19, 2022 7:00 PM
Virtual Program via Zoom & Take-home Dinner
Zoom Link: $7/members; $10/nonmembers Take-out Dinners: $25
Dinner and Panel Discussion on the History of Wayside Inn Hospitality

The tradition of hospitality has been a constantin The Wayside Inn’s long history. During the 18th and 19th centuries,Howe’s Tavern served as a popular stop for travelers along the Boston PostRoad. The Victorian period was a time of pilgrimage for Longfellow fans whovisited the site for poetic inspiration. The 20th century begana long period of tourism, which continues to this day, for travelers comingfrom near and far to visit the historic inn and grounds. Throughout the last300+ years, the goal has always been to provide good food, excellent service,and a memorable experience.

To learn more about the workers behind thishistory, we invite you to join The Wayside Inn Foundation’s panel discussion.Panelists will include 2021 Summer Interns Allison Densel and Lena Leavitt, whowill share what they discovered from their analysis of Ford Era Hostess Diariesand oral history interviews of current staff members. Director of CommunityEngagement Sally Hild, Archivist Lauren Prescott, and Education CoordinatorKatina Fontes will also participate and share what they have unearthed throughtheir own work. All of this research is part of a long-term project on thehistory of hospitality at The Wayside Inn Historic Site.

Takeout dinner options are available for$25/dinner (choice of Wayside Inn Chicken Pie or Butternut Squash Ravioli).Please see registration for details.

To register: www.tinyurl.com/our-guest

Dinner menu:

  • An assortment of Grist Mill rolls and muffins
  • Fresh mixed green salad with house raspberry vinaigrette
  • Choice of: Wayside Inn chicken pie (all chicken, no vegetables, fresh crust) w/ whipped potatoes & green beans OR Butternut squash ravioli with sage brown butter sauce.
  • Chocolate ganache cake.
     (Dinners will be available for pick-up onthe day of the event between 5:00-6:00 pm.)
     For more informationabout the program or about The Wayside Inn Foundation, e-mail TWIF@wayside.org.

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