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THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF GLASTONBURY PRESENTS

Supper at the Welles Tavern

Saturday, March 30th, 2019 ​
Welles-Shipman-Ward House
972 Main Street, South Glastonbury
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Join us for an authentic evening before the hearth at the historic Welles Tavern to experience village life in “Glastenbury” in 1796. 

Cost: $40 per person. Seating is limited. Reservations required. 

‘Tis the year 1796 and once again the Welles Tavern will be open to the townspeople of “Glastenbury.” The kitchen at Welles-Shipman-Ward House in South Glastonbury will be transformed into the taproom of the original Welles Tavern for the evening. In the 18th century, public houses such as Welles Tavern were gathering places for residents and travelers alike, providing food, a respite from travel and an exchange of news and gossip of the day. Guests will be welcomed as they arrive by owners Joseph and Susannah Welles as they converse with locals. They will greet overnight guests arriving from the stagecoach between Hartford and New London, or travelers who have recently crossed the ferry. Guests will be able to relive a bit of American history by warming up near the fire of one of the largest known colonial period fireplaces in the state while enjoying a light supper from the hearth of ham, hot slaw, pounded cheese, homemade bread and apple pie all made based on recipes used at that time. 

Visitors to the evening will be privy to some local news of the day. In addition, they will be entertained by a visit from Lieutenant Colonel David Humphreys and his trusted steed Huckleberry, as well as by other travelers passing through the tavern to partake in supper. 

There is a limited number of seats available for this event. The cost is $40 per person. Reservations required by March 15th, but this event sells out quickly! Call 860.633.6890 to save your place and get ready to enjoy a unique night of living history and experience a taste of early American times. Proceeds from this event benefit the HSG 
and its various projects. Please visit www.hsgct.org or our Facebook page for more information and the most current updates on this event. 

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