Taste of History


Every year the Thunder Bay Museum holds a special Taste of History dinner.This “history” themed event takes place around a particular event, person, or period in the past, and the evening is complete with a menu prepared from the time-period and a speaker related to the theme.

Past themes have included:  Titanic, Shakespeare, the Fur Trade, the silent film era, and the War of 1812.  This year our dinner commemorates the bicentennial of Sir John A. Macdonald with a lecture entitled “Macdonald at 200: New Reflections and Legacies” by Patrice Dutil of Ryerson University.

 Our Speaker

Dutil2Professor Patrice Dutil is president of the Champlain Society, a member of the council of the Friends of Sir John A. Macdonald, a frequent public affairs commentator on national radio and television, a contributor to the Toronto Star, Globe and Mail, Winnipeg Free Press and La Presse, and a panelist on TFO’s weekly program “360”.

His recent publications include:

– Sir John A. Macdonald at 200: New Reflections and Legacies (2014)

– Canada, 1911: The Decisive Election that Shaped the Century (2011)


Start off with Asparagus Soup and Beet Salad.

The Main Course will be your choice of one of the following three options:

1) A Fricandeau and Beef with Sorrel Sauce, accompanied by Rolled Potatoes with Sweet Sauce and Peas al la Francaise, or

2) Broiled Chicken with Mushroom Sauce, accompanied by Rolled Potatoes with Sweet Sauce and Peas al la Francaise, or

3) Stuffed Eggplant and Rice Pilau

Desert will include Scottish Shortbread and Chocolate Trifle.

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Friday, May 15th at the Prince Arthur Waterfront Hotel

6:00pm Symposium | 7:00pm Dinner

Tickets are $65 and include a tax receipt

For tickets or more information call (807) 623-0801