An Evening of Celtic Culture & Cuisine
In Celebration of St. Patrick's Day
Sunday, March 17, 5-8 PM
Celtic culture is rich with the ancient craft of storytelling. For thousands of years this evocative oral tradition has been a foundational aspect of Celtic culture. Stories were enjoyed to pass the dark nights of winter, to celebrate, to mourn, to educate, and to explain the mysteries of life. Come join us for an evening devoted to the bounty of Irish/Celtic food, with authentic tales by Wisconsin Storyteller Tracy Chipman.
1st Course - Cockle soup served with soda bread
2nd Course - Choice of herb crusted lamb or St. Paddy's salmon
3rd Course - Scottish shortbread topped with chocolate and finished with an Irish whiskey glaze
Fantastic Food. Fabulous Fables. For just $49/person!
Seating is limited. Call now to ensure your place.
More about our storyteller
Wisconsin native Tracy Chipman stepped upon the storytelling path as an educator of young children in 1989. In 1995 she told her first story in pubic and has been gathering and engaging in this live interactive craft with all ages ever since. Her repertoire is a multicultural collection of world myth, folktales, legends, wonder, and nature tales with a rich evocative sprinkling of personal narrative. Tracy has a deep connection and love for the Celtic lands through her travels and from years of connecting with Gaelic elders collecting oral traditions with The Hebridean Folklore Project.
Why Wisconsin Forests Look the Way They Do
Cable Natural History Museum Dinner Lecture
John Kotar, emeritus professor of forest ecology from University of Wisconsin-Madison, developed an ecological classification system for Great Lakes forests. His system, based on patterns of plant species composition of forest communities, is used to make forest management decisions for any purpose. Learn how geology, soils, climate, natural disturbances, and history of land use interact in creating a rich variety of forest types and distinct and predictable patterns of their distribution on the landscape.
Join Professor Kotar and museum staff and board members for dinner and conversation at the Rookery at 5:30 PM. Or come just for the program at 7:00 PM. Please register with the Cable Natural History Museum by calling (715) 798-3890. Program cost is $5 museum member/$10 non-member. Dinner is on your own.