Step Back in Time This Thanksgiving

November 22 2016
Category: Twain

Quarry Farm Dinner Table

Many Thanksgiving dinner tables traditionally feature roasted turkey with sides of green bean casserole, stuffing, and potatoes. But have you ever wondered what Thanksgiving might have been like in the past? Were the food staples or traditions the same? 

In 1897 at Quarry Farm, the Elmira-based summer home of Mark Twain and his family, Twain’s sister-in-law Susan Crane planned a thorough soiree of food. She documented the menu and filled it with then popular food items. That menu now belongs to the Mark Twain Archive at Elmira College.

Interested in sampling from the 1897 Quarry Farm menu this Thanksgiving? Click here to read more.