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1860s-style dinner at Trinity Episcopal Church March 8
Trinity Episcopal Church, which celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2012, will host the Platteville Historical Preservation Commission Historic Dinner March 8.

The City of Platteville Historic Preservation Commission will hold its fourth Historic Dinner at Trinity Episcopal Church, 250 Market St., Friday, March 8 at 6 p.m.

The Historic Dinner includes a menu of cabbage slaw, escalloped chicken or salmon croquettes, fried apples, cornbread and butter, and gingerbread with lemon sauce. Recipes taken from an 1860s Midwest cookbook were the foundation for the menu.

“We were looking for a historic menu that would fit with the venue,” said Historic Preservation Commission member Arlene Siss, “The members of Trinity Episcopal Church, which was founded in 1862, found a cookbook from that era and created the perfect menu for our historic dinner.”

In addition to the dinner, a silent auction will be held in Cunningham Hall from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

“There are some great items that have been donated, including a Bloody Mary maker, which has everything you need to make Bloody Marys,” said Siss.

At 7:30 p.m., guests will move over to the church where the members of Trinity Episcopal Church will give a history of the church over the past 150 years. The presentation is free of charge and open to the public.

Tickets to the dinner are $15 in advance or $17 at the door. To purchase advance tickets or for more information, contact Siss, 348-9229.

Donations are welcome, and all funds raised will go to the Historic Preservation Commission. The HPC reviews plans for building projects having an exterior effect within the historic districts, educates the public about historic preservation, and researches historic areas and landmarks within the city.