CELEBRATE WITH US!
FOR OUR 75TH ANNIVERSARY
SPOKANE SOCIETY of the ARCHAEOLOGICAL INSTITUTE OF AMERICA
The Feast of King Midas and Lecture on
the Gordion Tumulus Excavation by Dr. Richard Liebhart
Saturday, May 6, 2023, 6 – 9:30 PM
CenterPlace Regional Event Center
2426 N. Discovery Place,
Spokane Valley, WA
The evening will begin with drinks (beer, red and white wine, and alcohol-free pomegranate punch) and appetizers (dried apricots with sheep’s-milk cheese & pistachios, olive & garbanzo spread with pita bread).
The entree buffet dishes are based on analysis of organic residues found in the pottery excavated at the archaeological site of Gordion in Central Turkey, representing a dinner King Midas served his guests at a feast honoring his father.
The buffet will feature lentil & lamb stew, chicken skewers with garlic & herb sauce, caramelized fennel tarts, and Turkish mezze salad with asparagus. A tasting of Midas Touch brew, the recreated ale from Gordion, will accompany the main course.
Dessert (Tuxedo cake) with coffee and tea will wrap up the dinner.
We’ll adjourn to the on-site auditorium for 75th anniversary remarks and a lecture on the excavation of the Gordion Tumulus by Dr. Richard Liebhart, an expert on the Gordian excavations.
The gala dinner costs $65 per person. To register please download the form here. Send the completed form and check to the address listed within the form.
We will also be accepting registrations at our monthly AIA talks at the NWMAC.
Finally, if you prefer to electronically register, please email us here, and we can arrange electronic payment. Please leave your full name and your email address.