The Norlands presents a Valentine’s Day dinner and program titled “Keepers of the Hearth: A Conversation Between the Washburn Ladies.” Arrive by 5:30pm if you’d like a tour of the 1867 Washburn family mansion. A three-course dinner begins in the Farmer’s Cottage at 6:00 pm and includes squash soup, chicken with roasted potatoes and glazed carrots, biscuits, and dessert. A vegetarian option is available.
After enjoying dinner, step back into the 19th century parlor in the Washburn mansion where you will visit “Patty Washburn” and her two daughters, Martha and Caroline, portrayed by Norlands' staff in period costume. The women will share family stories of courtship, love, and marriage. The ladies of the house along with special guest “Hempstead Washburne” will then entertain you with some romantic music of the period, accompanied by guest Jerry Ellis on the Washburn piano.
THANK YOU to the sponsors of the 2014 Rally for Norlands: