These are a listing of upcoming Hearth Cooking and Historic Foodways classes in our area. Those with an * are taught by our members. Hearth Cooking classes and demonstrations are generally held in the cooler Fall/Winter and Spring/early Summer months Contact the sponsoring organization for further details and registration information-- before heading to an event!
Guidelines for ALL Cooking classes and Workshops: Plan to wear clothing made from natural fibers, as you will be around open flames. These include cotton, linen, and wool. Stay away from garments containing polyester, nylon, acrylic and Lycra. ALSO—suggested that you wear closed-toed SHOES.
*** May 19, 2019 A History of British Tea for Queen Victoria's Birthday *Judith Krall-Russo 1 p.m. Washington Township Public Library 37 E Springtown, Road, Long Valley, N.J. 908-876-3596 for reservations
*** May 21, 2019 History After Hours: Seafarers and Stargazers5:00 pm to 8:00 pm Museum of the American Revolution $10 General Admission, FREE for Members TicketsMember TicketsThe stellar evening will include beer-tasting with local breweries, and exploring the role of the “sciences of the stars” – including astrology and astronomy – in 18th century life. From 5:15 – 6:00 p.m., grab a drink and find out how Philly built its reputation as a brewery town and seaport from beer historian and author of Philadelphia Beer: A Heady History of Brewing in the Cradle of Liberty Rich Wagner during his talk “From Beer to the Stars.” Learn how – as the largest seaport in the colonies and second largest English-speaking city in the world at the time – Philadelphia formed a natural partnership between its maritime and brewery traditions. From 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., learn about daily life and shared beliefs about science during the 18th and 19th centuries during “Almanacs, Stars, and the Popular Press” from Dr. Darin Hayton, Associate Professor of History of Science and Chair of the History Department at Haverford College, whose research focuses on the sciences of the stars, including astronomy, astrology, mathematics, and medicine. Throughout the evening, enjoy free beer tastings from La Cabra Brewing Company and Conshohocken Brewing Company in the Museum’s Cross Keys Café. In the Museum’s galleries, climb aboard the privateer ship for knot-tying activities, storytelling and cannon drills and view artifacts like the telescope of Revolutionary War Naval Commander John Paul Jones. At a Constellation Station, make a sextant, a celestial navigation instrument, to take home. In the Museum’s first-floor Rotunda, meet representatives from the Philadelphia Brewing Museum, Rittenhouse Astronomical Society, and the Independence Seaport Museum, who will provide information on their latest exhibit The British Mistake. And try out a survey compass from the American Philosophical Society, which can be seen along with other artifacts in their latest exhibition, Mapping a Nation: Shaping the Early American Republic History After Hours features extended evening hours from 5 – 8 p.m., special themed programs, happy hour food and drink specials, and full access to the Museum’s exhibits including timed screenings of Washington's War Tent.
*** *Deborah Peterson Ice Cream Workshop June 1, 2019 1-3 p.m Dey Mansion Wayne, N.J. Making and Eating Authentic Georgian Ice Cream Free but Reservations Required 973-706-6640
*** *Deborah Peterson Women in Trade June 9 2 p.m. Washington Crossing Historic Park Visitor Center Not all women stayed at home as housewives. By using tax records, newspapers, diaries, ledgers and journals, we can tell that a surprising number of women were recorded as being independent tradespeople. 215-493-4076 to register
*** Matthew Costello The Founding Generation and their Spirits: How Consumption Shaped American Politics and the Presidency September 13, 2019 David Library Washington Crossing, Pa. 7:30 p.m. free but reservations required 215-493-6776 x100 dlar.org/events.htm