Tavern Weekend at Old Ordinary celebrates Hingham’s Historic Treasure

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PHOTOS BY: EGLE RUTH

A sell-out crowd enjoyed Hingham Historical Society’s second annual Tavern Night at Old Ordinary at 21 Lincoln St. on Saturday, September 14th. The celebration continued on Sunday with an inaugural Tavern Brunch. The 1760 Tap Room at Old Ordinary was brought back to life and guests enjoyed a tour of the first floor from Society volunteers. The party continued to a tent in the parking lot where The Hingham Militia joined in the celebration, the Cocktail Guru made colonial “flip” cocktails over a fire, Smokey Stax BBQ roasted a pig and live music from Hingham’s Bad Penny played from the Annex patio.

On Sunday, Peter Mundt played for brunch guests who were graced by beautiful late summer floral arrangements generously created by members of the Garden Club of Hingham.

Between tickets sales and fundraising at both events, guests helped the society raise important matching funds for their recent $135,000 Mass Cultural Council grant for long term preservation efforts at Old Ordinary.

Sponsors of the event included Boston Beer Company, brewers of Sam Adams, Burke Distributing and Egle Ruth Photography. Parking was generously provided by St. Paul Parish. A wonderful celebration of Hingham history and the iconic structures at the Old Ordinary was enjoyed by all.

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