History Mix planned at The Café on 26

The public is being invited to join the members of the Ocean View Historical Society in a History Mix social hour at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12, at The Café on 26, located at 84 Atlantic Avenue in Ocean View.

The theme of the mix is “Chicken Chatter,” since The Café on 26 was formerly the home of Cecile Steele, the Ocean View farmwife credited with beginning the international broiler industry. During the social hour, OVHS members Barbara Slavin and George Keen will talk briefly about the historic home and the impact of chickens on local life.

The event will include chicken-inspired light appetizers, and a glass of wine, beer, soda or water, and the swapping of chicken stories. Admission costs $2 for OVHS 2015 members and $10 for the public at large.

Attendees are also being encouraged to stay for dinner. (Reservations are recommended and can be made through The Café on 26 at (302) 539-CAFÉ(2233). Award-winning chef Jason Bostaph will prepare a special chicken entrée for the “Chicken Chatter,” and the Café is donating 20 percent of the evening’s proceeds to the Ocean View Historical Society’s building fund to create a Coastal Towns Museum and a Hall’s Store Visitor & Education Center.

The History Mix will be held in the Café’s upstairs private dining and wine-tasting room. The Café’s regular Thursday evening prime rib dinner special will also be on the Café’s dinner menu.

Ocean View Historical Society President Carol Psaros said the Society plans to offer more themed History Mixes in the future at local sites of historic interest.