Turner Hall of Monroe

Celebrating 150 Years in 2018!

Turner Hall & Theatre Guild Joint Fundraiser

The Forever Bridge
In celebration of Turner Hall's 150th Anniversary

Saturday, April 28, 2018
5:00 pm social time; 7:00 dinner/presentation
Grand Hall; $85/person or $640/table of 8

Reservations required. Please call (608) 214-3570.


The Turner Hall of Monroe, Wisconsin is a cultural gem of Swiss heritage that has been at the heart of our community since 1868. ln fact, it is believed to be the only still-standing, still-operating Turner Hall of Swiss origin remaining in the entire United States, as well as one of the oldest, continuously operating Swiss entities in the US.

As part of a series of year-long events celebrating Turner Hall's sesquicentennial, Turner Hall of Monroe is joining with the Monroe Theatre Guild to present The Forever Bridge, a delectable 6-course gala dinner and celebration of Turner Hall's illustrious 150-year story told through a variety of theatrical vignettes, songs, music, movement, and photos. Performers from throughout Green County will be participating to bring this story to life. Actors, singers, gymnasts, yodelers, accordion players and other musicians are joining their creative forces to portray historical characters, celebrities, famous entertainers, and prominent local figures from Monroe's history. The efforts to create this one-time-only tribute have involved historical research, scouring old documents, finding and examining old photographs, closely examining the current Turner Hall building, gathering local memories of Turner Hall experiences, and interviewing many involved on all sides of Turner Hall's history.

A fundraiser for both the Turner Hall of Monroe and Monroe Theatre Guild, the evening of delicious food and lively entertainment is sure to be an unforgettable tribute to this remarkable community icon.

The 6-course menu, prepared by Turner Hall's Ratskeller Restaurant, includes:

Course One
Charcuterie Platter and Cheese Board with prosciutto, Italian salamis, German salamis, mortadella with pistachios; several cheese varieties and nuts, fruits, crackers, baguette slices

Course Two
Trio of Salads: Waldorf Salad, New Potato & Bierwurst Salad, Red Cabbage Salad with smoked Gouda

Course Three
Swiss Cheese Pie (Chäsechuechli) with Fresh Fruit

Course Four
Roast Pork Loin with Bavarian Beer Sauce, Parmesan-Crusted Hasselback Potatoes topped with fresh herbs, Honey-Glazed Carrots; served with a soft warm pretzel stick

Course Five
Swiss Chocolates

Course Six

More information on Turner Hall's Swiss Heritage Series is available here.