SEPTEMBER 28 "Dining in the Colony, 1934"
Vegetarian Lunch (Noon)
It is re-living a childhood memory of 80 years ago.
Your parents brought you along as invited guests to dine with their colony friends.
You will be walking into a setting of rustic of colony-made chairs and an assembly of colony made tables upon which is placed for you an array of mixed and unmatched dishware that might have come from a distant land, turned into the commonwealth by new arrivals to the community. It is 1934. It is in the depths of the Great Depression and the devastating dust storms on the Great Plains. Mary's Reorganized House of David is in its fifth year and has not only survived its daunting task of building a new community, but has flourished and become a stable success in a number of new businesses. You will dine as did the colony members with a meal common to daily menus from the colony kitchens for this season with fruits and vegetables from colony farms. You will hear the stories from some of the chairs and tables. You will hear the talk of what is going on in the colony that year and the great success story of its traveling base ball team. You will also hear some of what is becoming world history for that year, 1934
The meal is 15.00 which will include a free pass to the museum that opens at 1 PM. The guided walking tour from the museum at 1:30 PM is an additional 4.00. If you are interested in the guided walking tour, it is suggested that you reserve space on the walking tour, which is also open to the general public on a first-come-first-serve basis. Space on the tour is limited. Reservations with pre-pay is required.
You may call for further information/directions (269) 925-1601; M-F; 1-5 PM.