Special Programming Schedule to Highlight a Wide Variety of Interests in 2018

The Historic Foodways Staff is proud to present our schedule for special programming for 2018.  These programs highlight staff specialties, interest and showcase our on going research and study projects. Mark the dates and join us!


A Cook’s Walking Tour

Wednesday March 14, 2018

Wednesday April 18, 2018

Wednesday Sept 12, 2018

Wednesday Oct 17, 2018

1:00- 2:00 p.m.


Guests visiting our historic sites see lovely, pristine homes in fair order. But, did you ever wonder about the messy parts of life? Take a guided tour with a member of Historic Foodways to explore the often private world of food preparation in an 18th century city. Guests will visit a variety of original out buildings and sites, including smoke houses, dairies, kitchens and bake ovens.  Learn what it was like to live and work as a cook and prepare food across the hierarchy of society.   The tour is included in the price of your admission ticket and is limited to 25 guests.  Tickets can be obtained through any ticket office. Please gather in front of the Governor’s Palace 10 minutes prior to the start of the tour time.


Sugar, Spice and Everything Nice- Confectionary Day at the Governor’s Palace Kitchen

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Come watch the staff of Historic Foodways as they create a delectable variety of confectionary items worthy enough to grace the table of a Governor’s Table. Guests will have a chance to see sugary treats such as crips’t and chocolate Covered almonds, sweetmeats, coffee cream bon bons, sugar flowers and more being created much the way master confectioners would have done in the 18th century, while learning the role sugar played in trade and medicine as well.


Arts and Mysteries of Brewing

Wednesday, Mar 21, 2018

Wednesday April 11, 2018

Wednesday May 2, 2018

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Wednesday Sep 19, 2018

Wednesday Oct 10, 2018

Wednesday October 31, 2018

Wednesday Nov 7, 2018


Join Historic Foodways Master Frank Clark and staff as he reveals the art of brewing beer and ales in the 18th century.  Visitors can see the all stages of brewing: from mashing to boiling, while learning the who, what, where, when and hows of this important daily beverage. The program will be held in the scullery building at the Governor’s Place.


SAVE THE DATE for our next food symposium!

Ales through the Ages 2

To be held October 19-21, 2018

Renowned beer historians and brewers from around the world will be presenting programs and lectures on a wide variety of subjects. When the final program line up is finished we will post it here.



Cooking with Mother Goose

Sunday, December 9, 2018

10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Come discover the food world of Mother Goose. Join our staff at the Governor’s Palace kitchen, as they cook their way through some of our most beloved nursery rhymes. Visitors will have a chance to watch dishes literally step off the pages of a book and onto the table: porridge, bird pies, tarts, puddings and more. Staff will also discuss the ‘true’ or hidden meanings of some of our most popular and beloved rhymes.

There is no additional ticket needed for the event and is family friendly. We hope that you will join us to make our newest special programming event a big success!


Mark your calendar and join us for our special programming in 2018!


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2 Responses to “Special Programming Schedule to Highlight a Wide Variety of Interests in 2018”

  1. December 19th, 2017

    Jan Hammel says:

    Do you send out emails regarding these and other events? If so, please add my address to the list.

    • January 17th, 2018

      kcosta says:

      Hello Jan- I am sorry to say we don’t send out emails about our upcoming events. This is why we post them here for the entire year to come. Please check back to see if we’ve added anything and thanks for the idea!

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