Historic Dinners and Teas

You are invited to dinner at one of the museum’s many historic homes or buildings. Much more than a meal, you’ll step back in time to get a glimpse of life in the past and a taste of history at a Historic Dinner program!



Tickets open for members on August 1, 2018 at 10am.
Tickets open for the general public on August 8, 2018 at 10am.

More Than a Meal

Historic Dinner programs are much more than a meal. You’ll be transported back in time to experience an intimate dinner gathered around the wood stove and learn about life in the past from your cook and dinner hosts. In order to plan for this special experience, the Manitowoc County Historical Society relies on advanced tickets for each program. Since this experience is so different from a simple restaurant reservation, we are unable to provide a full refund for last minute cancellations. Please review our program policies before you purchase tickets to read about our cancellation policy, payment, program details, and more. 


Tickets for 1900 Sorenson family dinner programs are $60 per person or $55 per person for members, regardless of age.*

Allergy Concerns

Our meals are prepared in the style of the historic period and served family style. We generally cannot alter recipes without impacting other guests at the table. Most of our recipes contain butter, margarine, eggs, chicken or beef stock, flour, and other gluten containing ingredients. If you have questions about a food allergy, please contact us at least two weeks prior to your program at (920) 684-4445 or send an email to info@ManitowocCountyHistory.org.

Full Table

If you wish to purchase tickets for a full table of 10 people, please give us a call at (920) 684-4445 or send an email to info@ManitowocCountyHistory.org.



The first party to purchase tickets for a dinner program picks the menu for the entire table. Take a look at the traditional bill of fare options offered this season.


Give a Gift

Want to give the Historic Dinner experience as a gift? Manitowoc County Historical Society gift certificates are available!

Dine with us!

Select the program you are interested in to purchase tickets and find more information.