Calendar of Events
Historic Foodways Society of the Delaware Valley
Dedicated to the Promotion and Understanding of Food History
UPCOMING Events & Exhibits— 2017:
Contact the sponsoring organization for further details and registration information—before heading to an event!
Check out this reference item from Utah State University digital Library
A 1883 Sales catalog from
L. F. Duparquet & Hoyt (New York, NY)
The perfect place to identify those mysterious items in the kitchen drawer:
~ Special Events ~
Gloucester County Historical Society—now thru 9/30/17:
“White Lace and Promises: Two Centuries of Weddings”
58 N. Broad St.-Woodbury, NJ. More info: 856-848-8531
The Museum of Early Trades and Crafts—now thru 9/30/17
Exhibit: “Garden State: Living Off the Land in Early New Jersey” Located at 9 Main St., Madison, NJ; more info: 973-377-2982 or www.metc.org.
The Greenwich House—Sept. 9 - Oct. 6
27 Barrow St., New York, NY—a teapot exhibit. More Info:
Watch here for additional upcoming events soon!
Many of the historic sites are closed over the winter months
for reorganization, cleanings and R&R of the staff.
~ 2017 Programs, Workshops & other Events ~
Contact the sponsoring organization for further details and registration information
—before heading to an event!
September 7—7pm — “Tea Knowledge—A Basic Primer”
Tips on Buying, Brewing and Storing Tea for the Professional and Non-Professional—Program by Judith Krall-Russo @ Mountainside Memorial Library, 1 Constitution Plaza, Mountainside, NJ. FREE and open to the public—Call for reservations: 908-233-0115
“Pickling Demonstration” - Bouman-Stickney Farmstead, 114 Dreahook Rd., Lebanon, NJ—Readington Museums. Program by Susan McLellan Plaisted; donations gladly accepted for programs. Prior registration required for groups of six or more. More info, contact Program Director—908-236-2327—http://readingtontwp.org/ReadingtonMuseums
September 23—11am — “The NJ Cranberry”
Program by Judith Krall-Russo @ Red Bank Public Library, 84 W. Front Street, Red Bank, NJ. FREE and open to the public. This Horizons Speakers Bureau Program is offered by the NJ Council of the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment of the Humanities. More info: 732-842-0690.
September 24—2pm — “Life as a Domestic Servant”
Program by Judith Krall-Russo @ West Caldwell Library, 30 Clinton Rd., West Caldwell, NJ. FREE and open to the public—Call for reservations: 973-226-5441
October 6—2pm — “Tea Time—Steeped in History”
Program by Judith Krall-Russo @ Brookdale Community College, 765 Newman Springs Rd., Lincroft, NJ—The Warner Student Life Center, Parking Lot 6 or 7. Fee: $39.00pp, includes teas and sweet treats. Call to register: 732-224-2315—Registration Code # - XPERS 282
October 8—1pm — “Tea and Other Meals in Victorian America”
Program by Judith Krall-Russo @ Mansion at Smithville, 803 Smithville Rd., Eastampton, NJ—Call for reservations: 856-767-3159 (ASK for directions, there is a road closed).
October 21 - 11am-4pm
“HARVESTING The Kitchen Garden” - The 1696 Thomas Massey House, Broomall, PA
Clarissa Dillon will lead a program on harvesting and discussing the kitchen garden. For more information, registration and fees, contact Clarissa at 610-642-4269.
October 22 - 1pm-3pm “Sunomono—Pickles the Japanese Way”
Workshop and Program by Brandon Forsht in Columbus, NJ. Pickles are an integral part of Japanese cuisine. Not all Japanese pickles use vinegar as a preservative. In this hands-on workshop, you will help prepare and taste several types of pickles, and take some samples home with recipes. Tea and pastries will also be served. Fee: $30.00pp, limit 8 students. For reservations/questions call Brandon @ 609-481-7287. Reservations MUST be prepaid.
“Smokehouse Demonstration” - Bouman-Stickney Farmstead, 114 Dreahook Rd., Lebanon, NJ—Readington Museums. Program by Susan McLellan Plaisted; donations gladly accepted for programs. Prior registration required for groups of six or more. More info, contact Program Director—908-236-2327—http://readingtontwp.org/ReadingtonMuseums/
“2017 Tri-County History Fair” - Plainfield Public Library, 800 Park Avenue, Plainfield, NJ. Representatives of Somerset, Middlesex and Union counties (NJ) will have information on their historic sites & programs and upcoming activities in the area. Watch for further information in upcoming posts.
Oct. 7—10am-4pm “HARVEST, HONEY & GARLIC Festival”
Sussex County Fairgrounds, 37 Plains Rd., Augusta, NJ—8th ANNUAL—
Farmer’s market with fresh, local fruit, vegetables, flowers & wines. Educational displays and materials, honey products; all things garlic. Children’s activities, vendors with items for sale. All ages; FREE admission.
More info: https://10times.com/harvest-honey-garlic-festival
Oct. 7—10am-3pm “Fall Harvest Festival”
Newlin Grist Mill, 219 Cheyney Rd., Glen Mills, PA
Tradesmen and artisans will demonstrate papermaking, colonial brewing, iron making, brickmaking, blacksmithing, historic baking, and milling throughout the day. Family-friendly activities include hay rides, pumpkin painting and colonial games. All ages; FREE admission; Parking—$5 per car.
Oct. 14—10am-3pm “Home and Headquarters: War Comes to Worcester”
Peter Wentz Farmstead, 2030 Shearer Rd., Lansdale, PA—610-584-5104
Learn how in October 1777 the Wentz family coped with General Washington and his staff using the house as a military headquarters during the busy harvest season. Experience camp life of an officer & soldier, visit with General Washington, and assist with autumn farm activities throughout the day. email@example.com
Oct. 14—10am-3pm “The Newlin Series: Fall Foraging & History Walk”
Newlin Grist Mill, 219 Cheyney Rd., Glen Mills, PA
Explore different aspects of Newlin Grist Mill’s unique historical and environmental resources. Includes a hike on the property with Newlin staff to look for flora and fauna that would have been used by the 18th C. inhabitants of the area for food, medicine and more. All ages; $5/members; $7/non-members. Pre-registration required— 610-459-2349.
Now Until Nov. 5th: Rise and Shine at the Manor:
Pottsgrove Manor, Pottsgrove, PA; 18th century morning activities. 10am-4pm Tues-Sat, 1pm-4pm Sundays—FREE!
Watch for additional upcoming Events in future posts!
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