Feeding the Incarcerated A customized tour of the Eastern State Penitentiary Sunday, March 29, 2020, 10:15 a.m. $17 HFSDV members, $23 non-members
Be among the first to tour the newly re-furbished Soup Alley and Officers Mess at Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia, as we take a look behind the walls of the prison which set the stage for prison reform all over the world when it opened in 1829. For almost a century the prison’s standard of inmate isolation and penitence was copied and considered the most humane. But by 1913, overcrowding forced a new, more communal incarceration experience. We will examine what the inmates ate through period menus and how that changed over the course of the prison’s history before its gates were closed in 1970. Our visit will also look at how religious dietary rules impacted the inmates with a tour of the building’s Synagogue and Catholic chapel. Our tour, should take about 2 hours. Eastern State Penitentiary is located at 2027 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19130. The visitor entrance is located through the gate on this street. A public parking lot is located to the left of the entrance. Free street parking may be found around the block. The website is helpful about public transportation, other parking options, and handicap accessibility. www.easternstate.org Please be at the Entrance at 10:15AM. Wear walking shoes and dress for the cold weather as some parts of the site are not covered or heated. Bottle water will be provided. You are welcome to bring your own lunch to consume outside in the prison courtyard if the weather is nice. However we are reserving some places at Jack’s Firehouse (a restaurant directly across the street). If you are interested in joining a group of us there with each paying for their own lunch, please indicate that on the signup form. For those who would like to explore other Fairmount eaters, there are a variety of close-by dining options. After lunch you are welcome to return to this historic site to view: * The newest exhibit Prisons Today: Questions in the Age of Mass Incarceration * Engage in Hands-On History interactive experiences * Visit Al Capone's cell * Visit the Museum Store Mail the below registration form with a check (made payable to HFSDV) to: Lin Schreiner, HFSDV Program Chair, 5 Fiaba Court, Doylestown, Pa. 18901 Or register on-line via Eventbrite *********************************************************************************** Questions: Contact Lin Schreiner, 215-230-6955 or email@example.comPlease respond by Sunday, March 22, 2020 Name of member: __________________________________ x $17______ Name of Guest(s)___________________________________ x $23______ E-mail Address: _______________________________________________ Reserve places @ Jack’s Firehouse:_____ www.historicfoodways.org
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Upcoming 2020 Schedule of Programs
Sunday, March 29, 2020 Feeding the Incarcerated Eastern State Penitentiary Philadelphia, Pa.
Saturday, May 23, 2020 Port-adelphia -- Life on the Docks in the 18th Century Seaport Museum Philadelphia, Pa. Deborah Peterson Food Historian
Saturday, June 13, 2020 Food of the Weary Travelers of Colonial America Indian King Tavern Museum Haddonfield, N.J. Dennis Bertland Historian
Saturday, August 8, 2020 A Recipe for Subversion: How Suffragists Used Cookbooks to Fight for the Vote Alice Paul Institute Mount Laurel, N.J. Lucy Beard, Alice Paul Institute Dan Macey, HFSDV President
Sunday, September 13, 2020 Life at Historic Odessa with Hearth Cooking Demonstration Odessa, Delaware
(additional program added!) Saturday, October 3, 2020 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Newlin Grist Mill Park Historic Foodways at Fall Heritage Festival Newlin Grist Mill Park Glen Mills, Pa. Join fellow HFSDV members celebrate the food history of colonial America with demonstrations and tastings, both of modern and period foods
(note date change!) Saturday, October 10, 2020 The Early Business of Bogs: A Hands-On History of Cultivating the Jersey Cranberry and Blueberry Whitesbog Village Browns Mill, N.J.
Saturday, November 7, 2020 Annual Meeting A Taste of the Lost Pennsylvania Grape Spring Mill Cafe Conshohocken, Pa. Mike Madaio, Wine expert and author