Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Foodways During the American Revolution and Ridley Twp. part two

                          Remember Tollgates on Chester Pike? Come on March 20!
Join us for a day of engaging speakers, first-hand views, and shared research about the foods produced and consumed during the American War for Independence by British & Continental soldiers and campfollowers.
Highlights include the following:
~Sober, Industrious Women – Don Hagist, Independent Historian
Details of the wives of British soldiers who not only came to America with their husbands, but who were an integral part of military society and filled vital roles in the army's infrastructure.
~Naked and Starving: Supplying Washington's Army During the Valley Forge Encampment
Bill Lange, Park Ranger at Valley Forge NHP
Learn about the context and identify issues surrounding both problems and solutions of supplying Washington's Army during the Valley Forge Encampment.
~Making a Mess: Campaign Food and Food Preparation in the Continental Army
Mark Turdo, Curator at Peter Wentz Farmstead An overview of the rations and equipment used by the Continental Army throughout the Revolutionary War.
~Highlights from the Archaeological Digs of Washington’s Headquarters at Valley Forge
Dr. David Orr & Joe Blondino- Temple University
Highlights of some of the initial conclusions based on the dig and analysis of related primary source material.
The $70 registration fee includes a resource packet including handouts for each speaker, light breakfast, lunch featuring period-inspired dishes, potluck dinner, general tour of the Fort, and access to some quality historians.
We have also arranged for a select group of sutlers to sell their wares during the program on Saturday. After the formal presentations and tour of the site, join everyone for a potluck dinner beginning at 5:00p.m. Network and relax with other foodies and historians to share your ready-to-serve food item. We hope you will join us even if you are not able to travel with food…there will be plenty for all!
Then stay for a Ghost Tour of the site for a special discounted rate.
Workshop Opportunities– We have contracted with some experienced teachers to offer three workshops before and after the day-long symposium. Topics include: Cooking in a Mess, Bake-Kettle Breads, Using a Still, and Soft Cheese & Flatbread. Space is limited, so be sure to register early for these popular hands-on workshops.
Discounted Lodging: Stay on-site on Friday or Saturday evening, or both nights, for only $25 per person, per night
(pre-registration required)
Philadelphia Airport @ $92.00/night + tax (normally $125.00)
Call: (215)365-4150, x33 -or- 1-800-445-8667
You MUST mention Mrs. Boice Historie Academie to receive the discounted rate BEFORE February 21st!
Register on-line using PayPal at
or call 215-932-5583

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