DINE LIKE THE “SNOW TRAIN” SKIERS OF THE PAST IN WARNER
Enjoy a turkey shortcake dinner and a talk about America’s first snow train.
Warner Historical Society and School House Cafe are recreating the dinner provided to the hundreds of skiers who came by train from Boston on the “Snow Train.” Beginning in 1931 ski clubs from Massachusetts and Dartmouth came to ski on the hills of Warner. By the late 1940s Boston area businesses were enticed to bring their workers to ski, skate, slide, and dance in Warner for their annual employee outings. The John Hancock Life Insurance Company alone brought over 1,400 employees north during the winter of 1955. Organizations, school and church groups all pitched in to host these large events.
Turkey shortcake dinners with biscuits, potatoes, squash, Warner River coffee, and apple pie were served at various locations around town. This same dinner will be served at the Warner Town Hall. After dinner, local historian Rebecca Courser will regale the diners with the history of the “Snow Train, “ Warner’s ski slopes, the local businesses who got involved and of the people who pitched in to make the weekends successful, from kids to grandparents.
The dinner and talk are Saturday February 16th, 6pm at the Warner Town Hall, 5 East Main Street. Snow date February 23th. Tickets for dinner and talk are $15 and are available online, at the Main Street Office or at the door. Seating limited to 150 so reserve your spot today!
The Warner Historical Society formed 50 years ago to preserve, educate about and keep alive Warner’s heritage. The Society has yearly exhibits and programs in the Upton Chandler House Museum on Main Street and maintains the Lower Warner Meeting House which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.