The Murray chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Captain Wendell Oury Chapter, is hosting a Colonial Dinner on October 19, with a menu featuring foods in the style of the colonial times at The Willow Bistro. The restaurant is the historic 1929 home of Price Doyle, a prominent music professor at Murray State and his wife was one of the charter members of the local DAR chapter. On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross speaks with Treasurer Kathy Timmons about the event and the organization.
Founded in 1890, the Daughters of the American Revolution is a national group of women who have ancestors involved in the Independence of the United States - whether they were revolutionary soldiers or involved in some other way that contributed to independence. The local Captain Wendell Oury chapter in Calloway County is growing and they are celebrating with a colonial dinner, in which members of the public are invited.
The dinner is at Willow Bistro from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, October 19. The restaurant seats 40 and reservations are required. The price is $25 and paid in advance (price excludes beer and wine).
- Appetizer: New England crab cakes
- Main Course: Roast orange chicken with vegetables (adapted from an Americana cookbook) and spoonbread (a Southern specialty made with cornmeal adapted from Andrew Jackson's recipe)
- Dessert: Martha Washington's gingerbread with cinnamon ice cream (ice cream was a popular dessert for the wealthy in colonial times)
The Willow Bistro (formerly Gloria's) is located in an historic home in Mruray. Built in 1929 by Price Doyle - a prominent music professor at Murray State. They chose this space because of the historic preservation of this home but also to honor his wife Mrs. Doyle - one of the charter members of the local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She died at the age of 102 and her birthday is October 17, so they'll be honoring her memory with this dinner, too. Also Phi Mu Alpha will be singing at the beginning of the dinner in honor of Mr. Doyle who was instrumental in bringing the fraternity to MSU.