Stone's Trace Historical Society
Stone's Tavern & Stone's Trace Regulators

2017 Hearthside Dinners:

Saturday, May 13 & Saturday, October 7




Scroll down to view both 2017 MENUS.

Seating at the tables is limited, so please consider reserving early. There is always plenty of excellent 1800's menu food and a relaxed, enjoyable evening for you at the Hearthside Dinner!

Held on the Stones Trace Historical Society Pioneer Festival Grounds, INSIDE the landmark Stone's Trace Tavern Inn, documented to be one of the oldest buildings in Noble County. 

YOU are invited to enjoy a pleasurable evening of classic and period music and stories as the Stone family re-enactors serve you an intimate, hearthside meal. The eight-course menu varies depending upon the season. The menu is representative of authentic dishes prepared in the mid 1800's. You are encouraged to participate in the early American atmosphere by dressing in clothing that is typical for early or mid 19th century. It's a lot of fun accompanied by great food!

A suggested donation of $40 per guest will reserve a seat for the dinner.  
Seating is limited. Avoid disappointment by reserving early.
Please arrive hungry by 5:45p on the date of the dinner. Meal begins @ 6p.

Since the Hearthside Dinners are staffed by Stone's Trace Historical Society volunteers, all proceeds from the dinner are used for maintenance and preservation of the Stones Trace Historic Buildings. 
Overnight accommodations are available in nearby Ligonier, Albion or Kendallville. Please request detailed accommodation information when you contact Janet Sweeney for dinner reservations. Please note that there is a 7 day cancellation policy. We are sorry, but we are unable to give refunds within 7 days or less of the dinner date. Thank you for your donation to continue "to give the past a future".

For reservations or to be notified for the next Hearthside Dinner, contact: Mrs. Janet Sweeney, (260) 856-2666 or email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


May 13 MENU


October 7 MENU


Asparagus Wrapped with Smoked Bacon Tavern Biscuits with Red Pepper Jelly 
Oxtail Soup with Flat Crackers & Cheese
Whole Grain Bread with Herbed Butter

Baked Cod with Mustard Dill Sauce
Lemon Ice
Pea Salad

Rolled Pork Loin
Roasted Vegetables & Spring Greens
Strawberries with Sweet Cream

Assorted Fruit, Nuts & Cheese

Parlor Music provided by Jenny & Lane


Crackers with Pounded Cheese
Virginia Ham Biscuits

Pea Soup
Whole Grain Bread & Herbed Butter

Codfish Pie
Lemon Ice

Cabbage Slaw
Roast Rabbit with Stuffing
Fresh Green Beans
Winter Squash Pudding
Molasses Cake
Assorted Fruit, Nuts & Cheese
Parlor Music provided by Towpath Players


YouTube video of Hearthside Dinner:

Video courtesy of KendallvilleTV, Scher Maihem Publishing Media Group.


Reservations are required to attend.
Contact: Mrs. Janet Sweeney, (260) 856-2666, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.