Hearth Cooling Day: Cooking a Mid-Day Tavern Meal

Sit right down and join the Sisters every Wednesday in the Tavern Museum kitchen to see the way Tavern cooks, both enslaved and free, historically cooked for Tavern guests. The more questions you ask, the more fun you have!

The Tavern was usually filled to the brim with travelers (or “strangers” as the Moravians called them) and the tavern kitchen had to keep up with the food production to feed them all. The Moravian Church didn’t want the tavern food production to interfere with other sales within the town of Salem, especially the bakery, so they made sure that the commercial sales never overlapped.