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:

Interesting Articles


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~ Special Events ~


National Constitution Center—now thru July 16th:

Philadelphia, PA—Exhibit on Prohibition


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


American Visionary Art Museum—now thru 9/3/17

Exhibit:Yummm! The History, Fantasy and Future of Food”

Location: Baltimore, MD—A look at food from different perspectives.  The AVAM raises a toast for its 21st birthday with a new visual feast in this original art exhibition.  Inside Yummm! 35 visionary artists join forces with food scientists, farmers, nutritionists, environmental activists, psychologists, poets and humorists to publicly explore humankind's complex, multi-layered relationship with food.  More info:


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


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!







May 16—2pm—”Mealtimes with the Victorians”

Program presented by Judith Krall-Russo.  Georgian Court University, 900 Lakewood Ave.—Lakewood, NJ.  Held in the McAuley Heritage Center.  Fee includes light refreshments ($20.00pp) —Pre-Registration required.  For more information call: 732-987-2281



May 20—10am-3pm—“Making Potash & Soap”

Newlin Grist Mill, 219 Cheyney Rd., Glen Mills, PA.  See how potash and a related product, lye soap, were made in the 18th C.  All ages, FREE!  More info: call 610-459-2359.



June 3—11am-3pm—”Herbs for Use & Pleasure

Pottsgrove Manor, Pottsgrove, PA—More info: 610-326-4014

Explore the many practical, and pretty purposes of 18th c. herbs.  1pm presentation on “Lavender—Wow I didn’t know that” by master gardener Jane Irvin-Klotz.  All ages, suggested donation $2/pp.



June 10—3pm-4pm—”Cider: Pennsylvania’s Once (and Future?) Favorite

Newlin Grist Mill, 219 Cheyney Rd., Glen Mills, PA.  Presentation and tasting by Mark Turdo, a historian and the proprietor of Pommel Cyder.  Adults 21 & up; $5/members—$7/non-members.  Pre-registration required—call 610-459-2359.


June 24—6-8pm—”Grains of the World”

Newlin Grist Mill, 219 Cheyney Rd., Glen Mills, PA.  Taste two thousand years of global cuisine with a multi-course meal and specially selected beverages.  This fundraising event will support the rebuilding of the waterwheel, which powers the working 1704 Newlin Grist Mill.  COST: $45/pp—Must be 21 or older to attend.  Pre-registration required— call 610-459-2359.





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!


May 13 - 11:00 am - 5:00 pm  Spirit of the Jerseys State History Fair

Experience over 300 years of New Jersey history in one day! Exhibitors representing historic eras from the Native Americans to the 20th century share experiences and artifacts at the Monmouth Battlefield State Park, Manalapan, NJ.  Rain or Shine event—FREE Admission, suggested parking donation of $10 per vehicle.

May 18-21—opens at 11am each day  “44th Annual Greek Festival”  Sponsored by St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 1101 River Rd., Piscataway, NJ.  Info: call 732-463-1642 or   Greek foods, bakery goods, gift shop and jewelry; guided tours of the church and live traditional Greek Fold Dancing, with Greek music and singing.  Free admission before 4pm—Friday and Saturday.

June 3—11am—9pm—”42nd Annual Hungarian Festival Sponsored by the Hungarian American Athletic Club & the American Hungarian Foundation along with many other groups.  A wonderful day of ethnic foods, song and dance performances—this open street festival offered Hungarian cuisine, shopping and browsing with various vendors, and the opportunity to visit and enjoy the American Hungarian Museum.  Located on Somerset Street in New Brunswick, NJ—from Bethany St. to Division St.  Street parking in the area.

June 4—10am-6pm—”44th Annual Polish Heritage Festival”  Sponsored by Polish American Heritage League.  Venue: Middlesex County Fairgrounds, 655 Cranbury Rd., East Brunswick, NJ—admission $7/pp—under 12 yr. FREE.  Free parking on the Fairgrounds location.  Includes Live music, traditional Polish food, entertainment, dance performances, Antique Car show, exhibits and vendors of Polish foods and supplies.  More info check out website:

June 10—9am-5pmHartzel-Strassburger Homestead, Sellersville, PA, will be transformed into an 1820’s tavern and village for the day.



Watch for additional upcoming Events in future posts!

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