Friday, October 23, 2009

Scraping By - Conferences, symposiums, exhibits 2009

14 events in 2009

Scraping By: Wage, Labor, Slavery, and Survival in the Early Republic, by Seth Rockman.
Oct30 PEAES Conference, Library Company of Philadelphia PA

Landis Valley Museum in Lancaster held their 50th Harvest Days on Oct 10-11. This museum concentrates on German heritage in Pa from 1740 to 1940. Tom Martin has been the head hearth cook for 25 years and is well known for his delicious foods. This year he updated and added more recipes to the Landis Valley Cookbook. There are several working hearths and four working bake ovens, putting out delicious foods for the thousands of visitors to sample. Mary Sue Latini and I will be baking Gingerbread Cake and other baked goods in the Brick House outside bake oven.

Who's Coming to Dinner? Cooking for Different Audiences. Van-Pelt Dietrich Library Center University of Pennsylvania  Phila, PA.

Nov 8-10 Foodways in the 18th Century: Bringing Virginia's Bounty to the Royal Governor's Table a symposium held at Colonial Williamsburg.  VA

Food for Thought: A Study of the past through Food. Enfield Shaker Museum. Enfield NH

The 2009 Oxford Symposium on Food and Language. St Catz, Great Britain. UK

All Things Culinary Around the World in 1849 and Their Convergence Upon California. Lodi, CA,
Oct  IACP Food History Symposium.

"Food for Thought" at Museum of Early Trades and Crafts in Madison, NJ. has pictures of various cooking items. To find out what the item is, put the cursor over the label space and the name will appear.

50th Anniversary Edition of Christmas in Pennsylvania which has been re-edited by Dr. Don Yoder, lecture and sampling. Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA on Dec 1.
Sept 26 Smithsonian Free Museum Day  Each year hundreds of museums around the country participate in the free admission program hosted by the Smithsonian Magazine.

Sept 26  Library of Congress National Book Festival with food writers  DC

Sept 26 Erntefest: Harmonist Harvest Festival, Old Economy Village. Ambridge PA

"Domestic Beings: Keeping a House, Making a Home" Pottsgrove Manor  Pottstown PA

Beef: From Plains to Plate: Follow the Cattlemen’s Trail to Savory Midwest Beef Traditions. The School of Culinary Arts at Kendall College. Chicago ILL  October 23-25


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