Hoosier Salon Gallery will be participating in Small Business Saturday on November 25, 2017
The first 10 customers will receive a free reusable canvas bag with purchase.
This two-day symposium highlights the early life of New Harmony native Rosamond Dale Owen, her fascinating archaeological legacy in Israel – including presentations on excavations at Megiddo (Armageddon) and UE’s Jezreel Expedition – and recent archaeological investigation into the history and prehistory of New Harmony. All events are free and open to the public except for optional tours of New Harmony on Sunday November 12 (see further below). George Washington University archaeologist and best-selling author Professor Eric Cline is the featured speaker.
Evansville Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra and Eykamp String Quartet
Alfred Savia, Conductor • Leanne Hampton, Flute • Elizabeth Robertson, Oboe
Sunday, October 8, 2017 • 4:00 p.m.
Rapp-Owen Granary • New Harmony, IN
$23 In Advance • $25 at the Door • $25 Post-Concert Dinner
Mary Scott’s Kitchen features an eclectic, southern-tinged mix of dishes made from scratch with fresh ingredients.
The dinner menu ranges from steaks and burgers to Italian, Mexican, and Cajun to Shrimp and Grits. The lunch menu leans toward, but is not limited to, soups, salads and sandwiches. The soup is made fresh every day. A special Sunday brunch menu includes some breakfast options as well as favorites from the other menus.
The atmosphere is bright and comfortable, with abundant natural light during the day and colorful, hand-painted tables.
“Our food is truly from scratch,” says Mary. “And it really is fresh. We’re not just saying that. We don’t pull it out of a plastic bag. We don’t keep it in a warmer. We don’t pre-make any of our sauces. I make a soup in the morning. I make grits twice a day, morning and afternoon, so they are always fresh. We literally make all our dishes from scratch right there when you order it. We want people to know that if they come in and order, for example, an Alfredo; it is made on the spot with real quality ingredients, not some powder out of a packet. Our beef comes from a farm in Kentucky that produces Angus beef with no added hormones or other injections. Our hamburger is hand patted by us. Our steaks come in as a whole loin and we hand cut and trim them.”
“We don’t do frozen or pre-made products,” says Scott. “We’re right here cooking it. Our kitchen is open so our customers can see how their food is being prepared. We’re quite proud of the fact that in this day when everyone just throws stuff in the microwave, we don’t even own a microwave. We use local whenever possible. Everything we get from our produce vendor comes within two hundred miles. Our shrimp doesn’t come from 200 miles obviously, but we partner with a supplier that flys it in fresh. It’s never been frozen.”
Shrimp and Grits has become their signature dish; not by any kind of preconceived plan, but by customer acclaim. People are driving a long way just to try them.
“Shrimp and grits are huge,” says Mary. “The interesting thing about the grits is that probably half of everyone who comes in here tells us they don’t like grits. But I give them a little sample and they change their minds. Our grits are true southern style grits, but they are not like most every other restaurant. Our grits are made with cheddar cheese and bacon fat and heavy cream. Everybody loves them.”
The Cajun Pasta is very popular as well.
Mary and Scott have been in the restaurant business for upwards of 30 years. They both have southern roots and learned their trade in Louisville, Atlanta, and Nashville, Tennessee where they ran a successful catering business for many years. They discovered New Harmony while on a trip to Evansville and fell in love with it.
“We’re passionate about our food,” says Scott. “We put a lot of pride in it.”
Mary Scott’s Kitchen
518 Main Street
New Harmony, IN, 47631
The Wine Vault and Red Geranium present: The Summer Series Grand Finale
Our summer series heads to a close for 2017 and the finale on September 29th is a very special dinner package. For the first time ever The Wine Vault is teaming up with the Red Geranium Restaurant at the New Harmony Inn. In addition to a great meal and fabulous wines at Red Geranium, the New Harmony Inn is also offering special rates if you want to stay over and enjoy the Inn.
It’s that time of year for the trees to start changing, baggy sweaters and pumpkin spiced everything! Posey County, IN is the perfect fall destination if you are looking to getaway with family, friends or a loved one. There is beauty and inspiration at every corner and fall is one of the best times to pack your bags and experience this great county. While the list could go on and on…read about the top reasons to visit!
From the quiet streets in New Harmony to the scenic Riverfront in Mount Vernon, Posey County is surrounded with beautiful colors during the fall months. Whether you are looking for a fun family getaway or a weekend with that special someone, the fantastic views will not disappoint. Located at confluence of two great rivers, Posey County offers unique experiences that will leave lasting memories. Fall is one of the most special times to experience this great county with its rolling hills of trees and bursts of autumn colors.
Posey County provides over 20 miles of professionally designed biking trails and over 40 miles of wide-range hiking trails for you to take in all the foliage you desire.
Every Friday and Saturday night beginning September 29-October 28, accompany Paranormal Investigator and Author, Joni Mayan as she takes you on a flashlight tour of some of New Harmony’s most haunted sites. Learn some of the stories from her book Haunted New Harmony and experiment with some of her ghost hunting equipment. Learn more at jonimayhan.com.
A Hunting Paradise
Posey County is a Midwest hunter’s paradise, particularly in the managed wildlife areas down in the Point where you will find abundant deer, waterfowl, and wild turkeys among other hunting options.
The Hovey Lake Fish and Wildlife Area and several of the Nature Conservancy properties are open to the public with the appropriate permits. Harmonie State Park runs a lottery for special deer hunting days.
After a days hunt, stay over night at the Four Season Motel located in Mount Vernon. The Four Seasons has an outdoor deck and large grilling area to unwind with friends and family. This family owned motel is clean, comfortable and the perfect place to rest your head before going back to the woods. Check for availability at FourSeasonsMotel.net
Is it time to celebrate an anniversary, birthday, or just need to hit the refresh button? Posey County is a truly inspiring place where architecture, art, nature and sacred spaces provide unlimited options to unplug, refresh and renew.
Our guests have a myriad of lodging options including The New Harmony Inn Resort and Conference Center, a classic American Motor Inn, comfortable B&B’s, private guest houses, and camping cabins. A nano craft brewery, wine bar, local pubs, and fun shops are nestled on picturesque streets that also feature art galleries and artisan crafters. Explore at your own pace while walking, biking or golf carting. Click Here to explore places to stay in Posey County.
Whether you are craving a warm bowl of soup or a plate of some of THE BEST barbeque, Posey County has dining several dining options to satisfy your hunger. With changing menu’s to fit the season, you will find fall flavors on every menu. Some local favorites include the Barbeque Parfait at Hawg N’ Sauce, Tenderloin Sandwich at The Yellow Tavern, Shrimp and Grits at Mary Scott’s Kitchen, Sea Scallops at the Red Geranium and Bliss Ice Cream; just to name a few!
Posey County creates affordable and memorable getaways packed with enough outdoor and indoor options to keep everyone entertained. Book your stay now, you won’t regret it!
Join our local labyrinth walkers and volunteers for monthly moonlight walks at the Cathedral Labyrinth and Garden.
These walks are FREE and the public is very welcome. Labyrinth volunteers will be present to provide assistance and information.
Exact start time will vary depending on the sunset time each month. You can call Janet for more information at 812-682-3935.
(The walks will be canceled in event of rain.)
The June walk is scheduled in memory of the death of Jane Blaffer Owen who was the creator of this beautiful site.
It seems that it is hard to find places these days that are dog friendly. Here in Posey County, we love dogs and have plenty of accessible places for you and your furry friend to enjoy!
The Mount Vernon River Front is a hot spot for dogs. You can walk the paths along the river, watch the boats drive by and enjoy a game of fetch. The MV Parks and Recreation Department works hard to keep the park clean and beautiful, so don’t forget to clean up!
New to Posey County, is the Mount Vernon Bark Park. This park is made up of a fenced-in area designed for off-leash activities. Inside the park, there is a “small dog” area and a “big dog” area to keep the dogs as safe as possible. For the safety of everyone, you must register your pet at the MV Parks Department. Click here for registration forms. Once complete, enjoy unlimited access from dusk to dawn!
Harmonie State Park has always been dog friendly. Enjoy hiking or walking the trails. You can even stay the night at the camp ground! Just reserve your space and bring along a tent or camper!
The list goes on and on…go to www.visitposeycounty.com to learn about more pet-friendly spaces for you and your furry best friend.