Hearthside Supper

Thursdays through Sundays, January 19 -March 19, 2023.
6 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Each winter, Conner Prairie offers our Hearthside Supper, a months-long series that celebrates historic foodways, traditional hearth cooking, and the fellowship of the communal table. Presented in candlelight by costumed interpreters, in the beautiful 1823 William Conner House, this program offers guests a unique and interactive one-of-a-kind experience.

Our Hearthside Supper invite guests to take part in an entertaining evening with our costumed interpreters. Hosted in the historic 1823 William Conner House, you’ll arrive just in time for a light appetizer, then lend a hand with the final preparations of the meal.

You might churn butter, grind coffee, prepare the vegetables, or more. Through work, conversation, and play, you’ll learn about 19th-century food and cooking techniques. Then, after receiving instruction in proper etiquette, settle in and enjoy a delicious supper by candlelight, followed by 19th-century parlor games and dessert.

Hearthside Supper
Hearthside Supper Meal
Exterior Of Conner House
Hearthside Supper Guests Preparing Meal
Hearthside Supper Guests Preparing Meal
Hearthside Supper

Menu

Appetizer Course
Ossabaw Hog Sausage
Cheese Offering: Pounded Cheese with Curry
Crackers
Dried Fruit: Peaches and Cherries (V, DF, GF)
Popped Corn (V, DF, GF)
Mulled Cider (V, DF, GF)
(Emphasizing the importance of the land)

Soup Course
Catfish Soup
(Emphasizing the importance of the river)

Meat Course
“Chicken Fixin’s” (Pie)
(Refers to Elizabeth Conner’s published description of the wedding feast)
Moravian Beef with Vegetables
(Reflects William Conner’s childhood years with the Moravians)

Side Course
Apples Preserved in Maple Syrup (V, DF, GF)
(Refers to Elizabeth Conner’s published description of the wedding feast)
Roasted Squash (V, DF, GF)
(Reflects the “Three Sisters”)
Pickled Green Beans (V, DF, GF)
(Reflects the “Three Sisters”)
Corn Pudding
(Reflects the “Three Sisters”)
Yeasted Rolls (V, DF)
With Butter, Honey and Preserves

Dessert Course
Moravian Sugar Cake (Vegetarian)
With Brandied Whipped Cream
(Reflects William Conner’s childhood years with the Moravians)

 

Note: Although items are listed as GF, they are made in a facility where wheat flour is used.

Hearthside Allergy and Food Sensitivity Guideline

Because food is prepared in a shared kitchen, we are unable to guarantee against trace amounts across all recipes. If you have an allergy to any of these foods/spices, it is not recommended that you consume food made for this program. Food is served family-style.

Appetizer Course
Pounded Cheese with Curry
Dairy (wine added)
Crackers
Dairy, Wheat

Soup Course
Catfish Soup
Dairy, Eggs, Fish, Wheat

Meat Course
“Chicken Fixin’s” (Pie)
Dairy, Wheat

Moravian Beef with Vegetables
Dairy

Side Course
Corn Pudding
Dairy, Eggs, Wheat
Yeasted Rolls
Wheat

Dessert Course
Moravian Sugar Cake with Brandied Whipped Cream
Dairy, Eggs, Wheat, (brandy added)

Note: All food items are made in a facility where wheat flour is used.

Ages: 10+