Museum offers 19th century heritage dinner Oct. 20


CAZENOVIA — The National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum will hold its annual 19th century heritage dinner on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 5 p.m. Guests must make reservations by Oct. 8.

The evening’s dinner menu is inspired by older recipes from local cookbooks, and guests will have the option of stuffed beef, chicken pilau, stewed haddock, or vegetable fricassee for their entrée. For historical accuracy, beverages like tea and coffee will be served without sugar — at the time, a slave crop.

Caterer Michael Latreille will describe the menu and each dish’s various elements.

Kyle Bass, a guest from Syracuse University and Burke Chair at Colgate University for Spring 2019, will speak about the public debut of the play “Possessing Harriet,” which dramatizes the story of a historical runaway slave from Syracuse.

The National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum is located at 5255 Pleasant Valley Road in Cazenovia. To make a reservation for the dinner, or for more information on the museum’s events, call 315-280-8828, contact, or visit


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