Admission is free on Feb. 22 for George Washington’s birthday. Admission tickets will be distributed on-site upon arrival.

Enjoy this modern stew.


  • 3 pounds beef-stew meat
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 (16 ounce) can tomatoes
  • 3 medium or 6 small onions
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 3 or 4 cups chunked carrots
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • Kneaded butter (3 tablespoons flour mixed with 2 tablespoons butter)
  • Directions

    Brown the cubed meat in a Dutch oven. Add celery salt, garlic salt, pepper, and ginger. Add tomatoes, onions, red wine vinegar and molasses. Simmer, covered, for 2 hours. The last half hour add cut up carrots and raisins. Thicken with kneaded butter dropped by bits into the sauce and whisked until smooth. Serve over rice. Accompany with a large batch of cornbread.

    Serves 6 to 8

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