Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Tour of new Opera Center and lunch at Durant's

Director Dave Taylor conducts tour of Opera Center
Fascinating costumes in Wardrobe Room
LtoR Renee Donnelly, Margaret Pogue, Zona Lorig, Lindy Isaksen, Linda Cathey, Gail Lucky

Barbara Cardinal, Durant's General Manager Carol McElroy, Julie Tribbey
Informative, educational and historical tours drew me into the Historical League many years ago. It is wonderful to learn the history of so many buildings and have lunch at historic restaurants.

Thursday, Oct 11 was a busy day with over 35 members and friends enjoying the Opera Center tour on Central Ave, then hearing the history of Durant's from Carol McElroy. Thanks to Lindy Isaksen and Margaret Pogue for arranging such a fabulous tour.

Durant's didn't make it into our Tastes & Treasures cookbook. With only 2,000 books left out of 20,000, perhaps it is time to write a new cookbook and include this famous, historic venue!