An Evening in the Mansion: Entertaining in the Time of the Gores
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Nothing says fall like a good old-fashioned harvest festival, and The Fall Festival at historic Gore Place has everything you could want to welcome in the season. The highlight of the festival is sure to be the crazy pumpkin drop, in which a crane will lift over 1,000 pounds of pumpkins 120 feet into the air and let the load fly. There will also be food trucks, a beer tent, live music by the Merrimack Valley Bluegrass band, antique cars and pumpkin catapults. Wagon and miniature train rides, as well as ground-floor tours of the Gore mansion will also be available for purchase. Learn More
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Gore Place is well worth seeing. It was not well lit enough at night to see details. The beautifully set table in the ad for food and entertainment of the times was nowhere to be seen on the tour. I would have considered that a highlight. The explanation was that it had been taken down to prepare for holiday teas...They should have left it up one more day for those who specifically came to see that.
The historic Governor Gore estate in Waltham, Massachusetts, will offer a special evening tour entitled, An Evening In the Mansion: Entertaining in the Time of the Gores.
If you think __you __had a big meal on Thanksgiving Day, just wait until you see how people entertained in the time of Christopher and Rebecca Gore. In the early 1800s, dinner parties provided an opportunity to “wow” guests with bountiful food and plentiful drink. Dining tables, serving tables and sideboards were laden with food, the room darkened and the candles lit before guests were ushered in. The dinner, which lasted for hours, consisted of many courses including the highly anticipated piece de resistance, the principal dish of the meal.