Re­live the first Thanks­giv­ing

Blue Wil­low Inn to host early Amer­i­can feast

The Covington News - - LOCAL NEWS -

Louis and Bil­lie Van Dyke, own­ers of the Blue Wil­low Inn restau­rant, re­cently an­nounced their plans to host a First Thanks­giv­ing dis­play and replica ta­ble set­ting in So­cial Cir­cle.

Vis­i­tors to the Inn can en­joy the pre­sen­ta­tion from Satur­day un­til Nov. 25.

“A repli­ca­tion of the first Thanks­giv­ing ties in per­fectly with the essence of The Blue Wil­low Inn,” Louis Van Dyke said. “ We de­signed the Inn as a way to trans­port our vis­i­tors back to sim­pler times, and this au­then­tic repli­ca­tion will al­low us to ex­pe­ri­ence the hol­i­day as it was orig­i­nally in­tended.”

The dis­play will be a trib- ute to a feast held in the au­tumn of 1621 be­tween colonists and Wam­panoag na­tive- Amer­i­can tribe.

A pe­riod ta­ble, con­structed out of rough- cut lum­ber, will be adorned with set­tings and dec­o­ra­tions typ­i­cal of the early 1600s in New Eng­land.

Feast cui­sine in­cludes veni­son, wild turkey, squash, corn, gourds, ber­ries, nuts, cran­ber­ries, lob­ster, fish and other tra­di­tional colo­nial fare.

A replica saber, mus­ket gun, In­dian spear and hatchet, a 150- year- old wheel bar­row, a cook fire with pot on a steel frame and an old Bi­ble and cross will also be on ex­hib­ited.

The Blue Wil­low Inn part­nered with Joseph Hurt Stu­dios in Stone Moun­tain for the feast’s de­sign.

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