A HUGE THANK YOU to all who participated in Crossroads’ Spring Conference, “A Day in the Life of…”! The packed event, in partnership with the Mercer County Park Commission and Howell Living History Farm , took place on May 15 at Howell Living History Farm in Lambertville, NJ. It featured a day in the life of the 18th century farmer and everyday man and woman. The keynote presentation was given by Cameron Green, currently the Manager of Horticulture at LCS landscaping in Williamsburg, Virginia, on men, women and children’s roles on the farm.
The afternoon workshops included courtship rituals, hygiene, crime and punishment, farming techniques and English country dancing and were hosted by Susan Nabors Braisted, Kandie Carle, Clarissa Dillon, Ian Johns, and Pete Watson.
Beautiful weather and a gorgeous backdrop made for a great event!
Special thanks to Cameron, Susan, Kandie, Clarissa, Ian and Pete for their fabulous presentations!
Also, thank you so much to Howell Living History Farm’s executive director Pete Watson, all of his staff including Sonrisa, Sandy and Kim, as well as volunteers, Larry Kidder, Nancy Bond, and Sarah Bent, representing the NJ Living History Advisory Council, and who made the most delicious scones, for all of the help with the workshops!
It was also great to have Aaron Watson, the Mercer County Deputy Administrator and the Executive Director of the Mercer County Park Commission, as well as, Joe Pizza, the Deputy Director of the Mercer County Park Commission, and Anthony Cucchi, Superintendent of the Mercer County Park Commission at the event to welcome everyone.
Be sure to check back here and on Facebook for pictures from the event!
Thank you to our partners:
Howell Living History Farm
Mercer County Park Commission
**Save the date for Crossroads’ Fall Conferences. This is the first time that we will be doing two smaller ones in the fall. Each will one will be different, but fun! The first will be on Oct. 29 at East Jersey Old Town Village and the second one will be on November 19 at Morristown National Historical Park’s Washington’s Headquarters Museum and Ford Mansion. Stay tuned for more details!