April 1, 2021 - Knoxville, Tenn. – Celebrate one of the nature’s great performances and enjoy a multi-course dinner outdoors on the grounds around Mabry-Hazen House! On Friday, April 16, 2021 from 6-9pm, the museum will host our second annual Dinner in the Dogwoods in partnership with Sister South Fine Food. Guests will be treated to a cocktail hour in our historic dogwood grove followed by a three-course dinner on the grounds of Mabry-Hazen House.
A stop on the Dogwood Trail, Mabry-Hazen House conserves over 80 flowering dogwood trees, and their flowery blooms will be in full force, adorning Mabry’s Hill in an array of whites, pinks, and greens. The site is also a level 1 arboretum, conserving 32 species of trees including ancient southern magnolias, oaks, and maples.
Like always, we are taking safety at our event seriously. We have implemented the following measures to promote the health and wellbeing of attendees and staff:
- Tables will be set-up outdoors and spaced to allow for physical distancing between groups.
- Each group will have their own personal table. Seating is available at each table for up to 8 guests. Tickets must be purchased together to reserve table.
- Masks/face coverings are required when not at table.
Sister South Fine Foods is operated by chef/owner Jessica Hammonds. She offered one of the earliest Community Supported Agriculture programs in Knoxville, sold Certified Naturally Grown produce at local farmers’ markets, and today, Sister South Fine Foods aims to educate the community about the ease and beauty of eating locally and seasonally.
Tickets are $60 per person, and includes hors d'oeuvres, multi-course dinner, table wine, and cocktails. Vegetarian and gluten-free options are available by request. All proceeds benefit Mabry-Hazen House and our mission.
In case of rain, dinner will be rescheduled for Friday, April 23, 2021. Refunds will be made available if unable to attend.
The Mabry-Hazen House Museum, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is located atop Mabry’s Hill in Knoxville, Tennessee. Built in 1858, three generations of the same family resided in the Italianate-style home overlooking downtown Knoxville, Tennessee River, and Great Smoky Mountains. The museum showcases one of the largest original family collection in
America with over 2,000 original artifacts on display. Furnished and decorated in the style of several decades, Mabry-Hazen gives a rare view into 130 years of Knoxville history. Learn about the origins of Knoxville’s iconic Market Square, the bitter divisions of the Civil War, the infamous 1882 Gunfight on Gay Street, a mountain city in the New South, the scandalous 1934 breach of promise and seduction trial, and much more through the rich, colorful lives of the Mabry and Hazen families.
Patrick Hollis, Executive Director