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Heritage Alliance kicks off supper series

From STAFF REPORTS

A new dining experience is coming to Jonesborough, thanks to the launch of the Heritage Alliance’s Summer Supper series. The suppers will take place from May through September on five different historic lawns. 

“Dining on the lawns of these homes used to be a frequent occurrence in the 19th and 20th centuries, and we’re happy to bring that tradition back,” said Anne G’Fellers-Mason, executive director for the Heritage Alliance. 

Tickets for the event are $45 per person. This includes a three-course meal, as well as beverages, live music, and a chance to explore the grounds and sections of the home. 

Summer Suppers is an exclusive series and seating is very limited. Tickets for Summer Suppers can be purchased through the Town of Jonesborough’s ticketing website at jonesborough.com/tickets.

The first Summer Supper will take place on Saturday, May 22, at 6 p.m. at February Hill, located at 102 W. College Street. 

“The May 22nd event is sold out,” Mason said. “But we have four other dinners from June to September, and we’d be happy to serve you at one of those.”

Other dates and locations include: June 12 on Spring Street, July 24 at the Warner Institute, Aug. 14 at the Historic Embree Farm in Telford and Sept. 18 at a home on East Main Street. All suppers will start at 6 p.m., and tickets for each supper are limited to 26 guests. If you are interested in attending more than one supper, you must purchase separate tickets for each date. The Heritage Alliance will observe all CDC safety guidelines throughout the event. Supper locations are subject to change. 

The Summer Suppers represent a new fundraiser for the Heritage Alliance. 

“Proceeds from these events go straight back into our educational programs,” Mason said. “So you’re dining for a good cause.”

The funds from ticket sales will help the non-profit organization continue their educational programs, whether they be in-person or virtual. Ticket sales are non-refundable, but they are considered a donation. In the case of inclement weather, tents will be utilized on the lawn and the Heritage Alliance will only reschedule the event in case of extreme or dangerous weather.

The Heritage Alliance is dedicated to the preservation of the architectural, historical, and cultural heritage of our region and to providing educational experiences related to history and heritage for a wide range of audiences. For more information, visit our website at heritageall.org or call (423) 753-9580.