Only 2 Tickets Left- The Art of Period Trades and Crafts, A Taste of the Trades

Crossroads is excited to once again partner with Middlesex County Office of Arts and History, Division of Historic Sites and History Services to bring you our 2018 fall Heritage Partner Professional Development Conference, “The Art of Period Trades and Crafts, A Taste of the Trades” on Tuesday, October 2 at 3pm at East Jersey Old Town Village in Piscataway, NJ!

The second in this series, this afternoon/evening conference will feature a keynote presentation and workshops that are sure to delight the eyes and taste buds!

The layout of this event will be similar to Crossroads’ spring workshop. There will be one keynote presentation, followed by refreshments which will feature a special 18th century-style puppet show by NJDAR Historian Patricia Sanftner, and then workshops. Our keynote presentation will feature Phil Dunning who will bring the 18th century tavern to life with his presentation, “Fill the Bowl Again: Taverns and Drinking Habits in Colonial and Federal America.” This will include a tasting of several punches, toddy, Madeira and Port wines as well as a non-alcoholic cider.

The workshops will be hosted by Taylor Shelby, Deborah Peterson and Richard Wagner. The topics that will be presented include colonial beer brewing, 18th century sweets, and jewelry of the 18th century.

Please join me for an evening of delights. Refreshments are INCLUDED! Below is the schedule for October 2. Space is limited to 60 people. Registration is now open!

The price of this one day conference is $40 and includes the keynote presentation and tasting, refreshments and the choice of two additional workshops. Details including speakers and schedule are below!

FALL CONFERENCE LINEUP-

Keynote Speaker-

Phil Dunning, Retired Material Culture Researcher in Archaeology with Parks Canada, the Canadian National Parks Service

Phil Dunning is a retired Material Culture Researcher in archaeology with Parks Canada, the Canadian national parks service. He was previously Curator/Director of Montgomery’s Inn, a restored tavern Toronto, Ontario. He was also Head of Interpretation at Upper Canada Village in Ontario, where he oversaw the development of Crysler’s Tavern, a war of 1812 structure. He has also consulted on the restoration of several other historic taverns, including the Briggs Tavern at Historic Eastfield Village in New York. He is a Revolutionary War reenactor, where he interprets a sutler, or traveling tavernkeeper attached to the army.

Additional Speakers-

Richard Wagner, Beer Historian, Author of Philadelphia Beer: A Heady History of Brewing in the Cradle of Liberty (The History Press 2012), frequent contributor to a number of publications aimed at the craft brewing industry and breweriana collectors, and historical brewing demonstrator throughout the Mid-Atlantic region

Rich’s interest in brewing began in 1980 with a summer vacation camping and visiting six of the nine breweries still in business in Pennsylvania. He began researching the state’s brewing history and self-published guidebooks to go with bus tours he conducted in: Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Luzerne and Lackawanna counties, the Lehigh Valley and the central region from Reading to York. In 1990 and 1991 Rich did several brewings at Pennsbury Manor with reproductions of equipment used in the bake and brew house circa 1685. Three years later, with the help of a cooper, Rich constructed his own brewing system from cypress logs and took his show on the road.  He and his wife have conducted brewing demonstrations over an open fire with a copper kettle throughout the Mid-Atlantic region and as far away as Oregon and New Hampshire. After early retirement as a science teacher, Rich received a diploma in brewing technology from Siebel Institute of Technology 1994. He worked in Philadelphia’s craft breweries over a seven year period and continues to do demonstrations, writes and lectures. In addition to his guidebooks Rich is the author of Philadelphia Beer: A Heady History of Brewing in the Cradle of Liberty (The History Press 2012) and a frequent contributor to a number of publications aimed at the craft brewing industry and breweriana collectors.

Deborah Peterson, Culinary Historian with over 34 years of Colonial Domestic Skills Research & Sharing

Deb is a Culinary Historian with over 34 years of Colonial Domestic Skills Research & Sharing. Using primary sources to document her research, she brings her years of real life experience and intense personal research into your classroom to give life to our foremothers and to dispel the popular myths that have become so firmly embedded in our interpretation of American colonial history. Programs are available to private and public schools, organizations, groups, individuals and historic sites in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, though not limited to those areas. Deborah is an animated, intelligent speaker who loves to share her expertise and experiences with interested parties. She comes to your site with many authentically reproduced items, dressed in carefully researched colonial clothing made by her own hand. You will see, recreated as closely as possible, what a woman of the lower or middling sort would have looked like in Southeastern Pennsylvania circa 1760-1770.

Taylor Shelby, Jewelry Maker and Founder of Dames a la Mode, a company that reproduces historical jewelry

Taylor is a jewelry maker living in Washington DC  Taylor has been a reenactor and costumer since 2006 with a particular passion for the 18th Century.  In 2011 she founded Dames a la Mode, a company that reproduces historical jewelry.  Check out her social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/damesalamode/ and Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dames_a_la_mode/

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Tuesday, October 2, 2018- Register HERE!

INTRODUCTIONS– 3:00pm-3:10pm

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION– 3:10pm- 4:45pm

Phil Dunning, Retired Material Culture Researcher in Archaeology with Parks Canada, the Canadian National Parks Service

Presentation–  “Fill the Bowl Again: Taverns and Drinking Habits in Colonial and Federal America”

Whether you were a rural farmer, a city businessman, or a weary traveller, the tavern had a central role in your life. It was a gathering place for relaxation, politics, and club meetings as well as providing accommodation. In this presentation we will look at the variety of establishments that were to be found, their functions in the community, the room and board a traveller might expect, and, most important, the beverages they offered. A sampling of drinks will include several punches, toddy, Madeira and Port wines as well as a non-alcoholic cider.  This presentation includes the tasting and will flow right into the refreshments portion of the workshop.

REFRESHMENTS– 4:45pm-5:10pm

NJDAR Historian Patricia Sanftner will perform her newest puppet show about the story of Molly Pitcher and the Battle of Monmouth. This centuries-old form of entertainment is child-friendly and designed to teach and entertain at various 18th century events.

WORKSHOPS– (**When registering pick two) Round 1- 5:15pm-6:15pm/ Round 2- 6:30pm-7:30pm

Workshop– Beer Brewing in the 18th Century Way- presented by Richard Wagner, Beer Historian, Author of Philadelphia Beer: A Heady History of Brewing in the Cradle of Liberty (The History Press 2012), frequent contributor to a number of publications aimed at the craft brewing industry and breweriana collectors, and historical brewing demonstrator throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.

Beer Brewing in the 18th Century Way- In this show and tell version of a “live steam” event, participants will learn about the brewing process “from grain to glass” and about how Penn and later the Founding Fathers sought to encourage a robust brewing industry to promote agriculture, industry, tax revenue and the economic growth of a new nation. Beer was a staple of a healthy diet. Learn about the many facets of brewing: from barley and hop harvest, to malting and milling, water quality, energy utilization, microbiology and fermentation, sanitation, packaging and much more. Find out about the coopers’ trade, proficiency in which was prerequisite to becoming a brewer. Finally there will be a sensory evaluation of beer brewed the old fashioned way which may convince you that ‘these are the good old days’.

Workshop– Sweet-meats, Sugar plumbs, Suckets, Comfits (and Other 18th Century Sweets)- presented by Deborah Peterson, Culinary Historian with over 34 years of Colonial Domestic Skills Research & Sharing.

Sweet-meats, Sugar plumbs, Suckets, Comfits (and Other 18th Century Sweets)- This is a show-n-tell and PowerPoint presentation that details the diverse selection of ‘sweets’ that were available in English Colonial America… just not for the kids…  A hand-out is supplied and will include receipts. Participants will also get to sample treats from that time period.

Workshop– Paste and Pearls, Jewelry of the 18th Century- presented by Taylor Shelby, Jewelry Maker and Founder of Dames a la Mode, a company that reproduces historical jewelry.

Paste and Pearls, Jewelry of the 18th Century- This overview of 18th Century jewelry will discuss the materials, design, and trends of the period. Learn how jewelry changed through the century thanks to innovations, and how clothing styles influenced jewels. Jewelry will also be available for purchase.

**Space is limited for this conference- 60 seats available

Date: Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Time: 3:00pm- 7:30pm

*Please note that tours of the village will be available at 2:00pm before the conference begins

Location:

East Jersey Old Town Village

1050 River Road

Piscataway, NJ 08854

One Day Registration– $40

Thank you to our host sponsor!

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