On Friday, September 18, 2020 from 5:30-9 p.m., Mabry-Hazen House invites you to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment with a historic dinner inspired by recipes written by suffragists. Drawing on historic suffragist cookbooks, period recipes, and locally-sourced ingredients, Mabry-Hazen House and Chef Jessica Hammond of Sister South Fine Foods have partnered to craft a four-course dinner that exhibits the tastes and history of the women’s suffragist movement. This dinner blends unique eating with learning for a tasteful historic evening. Leveraging their domestic roles, women peppered the cookbooks with propaganda for the fight to get the right to vote. Each course was directly inspired by recipes from suffragist cookbooks first published from 1886 until ratification in 1920. And each course will be used to tell the history of the women’s suffrage movement through food. Patrick Hollis, Executive Director, will guide diners to important people, places, events, and foods of the Great Cause between each course to interpret how “good cooking and sure voting went hand in hand.”


Mabry-Hazen House is committed to making this event as safe as possible for all involved. Dinner will occur outside and tables spaced to allow for six feet distance between groups. Masks are required to be worn whenever you are not seated at your table. Each group will have an individual table and tables are limited to 8 people. Guests are encouraged to follow the 5 Core Actions to keep those around them healthy and Mabry-Hazen House open.


Tickets are $75 and seating is limited. Wine will be provided, but guests are encouraged to BYOB. Seating is limited. All proceeds benefit Mabry-Hazen House. Tickets must be purchased in advance by visiting www.mabryhazen.com/suffragedinner. In case of rain, the dinner will be rescheduled for Friday, September 25, 2020.


WHAT:       Savoring Suffrage – Women’s Suffrage Celebration Dinner


WHEN:       Friday, September 18, 2020, beginning at 5:30 P.M. until 9 P.M. (Dinner service begins at 6 p.m.)


WHERE:     Mabry-Hazen House – 1711 Dandridge Ave.



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The Mabry-Hazen House Museum, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is located atop Mabry’s Hill in Knoxville, Tennessee. Built in 1858, three generations of the same family resided in the Italianate-style home overlooking downtown Knoxville, Tennessee River, and Great Smoky Mountains. The museum showcases one of the largest original family collection in America with over 2,000 original artifacts on display. Furnished and decorated in the style of several decades, Mabry-Hazen gives a rare view into 130 years of Knoxville history.