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 ~
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: www.avam.org
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.
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!
”Jersey Tomato” - Program presented by Judith Krall-Russo. Long Hill Township Historical Society, held at Long Hill Township First Aid Squad, Gillette, NJ. Program free and open to the Public. This Horizons Speakers Bureau Program is offered by the New Jersey Council of the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment of the Humanities.
”Tea Traditions Around the World” - Program presented by Judith Krall-Russo. Warren County Library, 2 Shotwell Dr.– Belvidere, NJ. For more information call the library:
April 12—10:15am—1:30pm “Health Care, 18th Century Style”
Lecture and Lunch: Grame Park, Horsham, PA. Presented by Jim Miller, Grame Park volunteer and former Board member. Registration required—$25.00 per person. More information: www.gramepark.org
”Jersey Tomato” - Program presented by Judith Krall-Russo. Mt. Holly Garden Club, held at Medford Leas at Lumberton, 180 Woodside Dr., Lumberton, NJ. Program held in the Community Center Bldg. Program free and open to the Public. This Horizons Speakers Bureau Program is offered by the New Jersey Council of the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment of the Humanities.
”Remedies from the Kitchen” - Program presented by Judith Krall-Russo. Clark Public Library, 303 Westfield Ave.—Clark, NJ For more information call the library:
”Ladies Luncheons, Cocktail Parties and Outdoor Grilling in the 1950’s” - Program presented by Judith Krall-Russo. Georgian Court University, 900 Lakewood Ave.—Lakewood, NJ. Held in the Casino Ballroom. Fee includes light refreshments ($20.00pp)
—Advance Registration required. For more information call: 732-987-2281.
”NJ’s Agricultural Invention, Innovations, and Discoveries” - Program presented by Judith Krall-Russo. Seabrook Educational & Cultural Center, 1325 Hwy. 77, Seabrook, NJ. Program held in the Courthouse, main level, upstairs of the Municipal Bldg., this program part of Community Day. For more information call the library: 856-451-8393
“History at Work: Dairying” - Newlin Gristmill, 219 Cheyney Rd., Glenn Mills, PA 19342.
Each month a different historic skill and/or trade will be explored in this demonstration series. See how milk is turned into cheese, help to churn fresh butter from cream, and meet a real LIVE cow! All ages—FREE!
April 29 & 30- 10am-3pm - NEW!
“Beer Brewing Demonstration with Marc Meltonville”—Newlin Gristmill, 219 Cheyney Rd., Glenn Mills, PA 19342. A weekend of English brewing traditions with two days of brewing demonstrations. Using grain ground in the water-powered 1704 Grist Mill and reproduction 18th-century-style equipment, Marc Meltonville will produce an authentic English ale. For the past year, Meltonville has been looking into the histories of Old English beers, ales, and early spirits. His research included scouring archives and reviewing nearly-forgotten and little-known publications, as well as hands-on experimentation with equipment and techniques for brewing and distilling. FREE!
“English Brewing Traditions Presentation” -Newlin Gristmill, 219 Cheyney Rd., Glenn Mills, PA 19342. In the presentation “Messing About with Old Beer and Ale,” Marc Meltonville will look at the history of ales and beers, how they were made, who made them, and how and where they were drunk. FEE: $5/members—$7/non-members
May 7—1pm-4pm 18th Century Ice Cream
Instructor Susan McClellan Plaisted @ the Bouman-Stickney Farmstead, Lebanon, NJ. More Info: readingtontwp.org.
”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) —Advance Registration required. For more information call: 732-987-2281
May 6—2pm-5pm—NEW Workshop!
“Cultured Beans and Grains for Flavor and Nutrition” - Morganics Family Farm, 225 Long Hill Rd., Hillsborough, NJ 08844 (215) 704-7903 —Hosted by Fermentation on Wheels. Discover the unique flavors and learn about the health benefits of fermented beans and grains; this approachable course will get you started. The overview of cultured bean and grains will be followed by a hands-on miso demonstration; everyone will go home withg a pint of chickpea miso. There will be tempeh starter for attendees, resources for other starter cultures, and recipe printouts; the cost for this class is $30/pp. Tickets available through www.eventbrite.com
April 29-30 — Lambertville, PA Shad Festival:
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 21—10am-4pm - 2nd Annual History Day
East Jersey Olde Town Village, 1050 River Rd., Piscataway, NJ. Historic craft demonstrations, tours of historic buildings, period music, vintage children’s games & crafts, open hearth cooking demonstration, and much more. FREE! More information: www.middlesexcountynj.gov
Watch for additional upcoming Events in future posts!
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