ST. JOSEPH — The Heritage Museum and Cultural Center will be recreating the annual Republican Dinner that took place on June 18, 1959 at the Whitcomb Hotel, from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 10 at 601 Main St. Doors open at 5 p.m.

This is the third program in their ElliePresents series, according to a news release. This four-course tasting meal has been taken from the original program menu found in the archives. Historian Ellie Carlson combines theater and history to show what the past may have looked, felt, smelled and sounded like. “Her whimsical yet historically accurate reflections of the time period will entertain the audience as they enjoy a culinary adventure,” the release stated.

Period dress is welcome.

The menu includes appetizers, roast prime rib, green beans almondine or grilled asparagus, twice-baked potatoes and Michigan strawberry shortcake. There will be a cash bar with 1950s-era cocktails.

Tickets are $16 per person and can be purchased until July 5. Seating is limited. To order, call The Heritage Museum and Cultural Center at 983-1191.

Admission to all Heritage Museum exhibits is free. Hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, visit