Overfield Tavern Museum to host holiday dinner

TROY — The Overfield Tavern Museum’s board invites the community to experience a “yuletide of yesteryear” during holiday dinners the weekend of Dec. 3-4 at the 208-year-old tavern at Water and Mulberry streets.

Seatings will be at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3, and at 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4.

The historically inspired and locally sourced menu, prepared by Bryan Begg of Bakehouse Bread in Troy, will transport your tastebuds back in time. Roasted squash bisque, braised pork shanks with roasted root vegetables, cornbread, and Indian apple pudding will be served by volunteers in period clothing. In addition to Bakehouse Bread, generous support of this event comes from Troy businesses Haren’s Market and Sycamore Spring Clothiers.

Each seating will feature live musical entertainment and the hospitality of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Overfield, as portrayed by Troy residents Terry and Karen Purke.

The tavern’s cage bar will serve ticket holders craft beer, wine, and spirits, including Staley rye whiskey, made using a family recipe that dates to the early 1820s, when the Overfield Tavern was still operating as a tavern. Craft beer from Carillon Brewing Co. also will be served.

Tickets are $50 each and can be purchased through eventbrite.com (search for “Overfield Tavern Holiday Dinner”) or by sending a check made payable to “Overfield Tavern Museum” and mailed in care of J. Hall and Associates, 327 S. Market St., Troy, OH 45373. Checks should be mailed by Nov. 22, or purchased through Eventbrite by Nov. 25.

“Our museum has hosted holiday celebrations in the past, but these will be our first holiday dinners held in the tavern itself,” said Robert Patton, the museum’s executive director. “Our marvelous collection of early Americana from Troy’s settlement period, combined with live music and fine dining by candlelight, will make these dinners a feast for the senses.”