Mrs. Tucker's Supper
In April 1860, nineteen-year-old Mollie Tucker wrote a letter to her sister about a special meal that she had recently prepared. "We had a grand supper for the gentlemen the other night," she said. She recounted the menu for the evening, boasting that "everyone is talking about Mrs. Tucker’s supper." Who were these gentlemen and what was the occasion? Was her menu typical for the time? How was the meal prepared, where and how was it served? In this program, Cathy Messmer will share her research into this gentlemen’s supper and what it revealed about life at Castle Tucker. Join her on this journey back to that special evening in the spring of 1860. The program includes a tour of Castle Tucker.