Saturday, November 21, 2020

Holiday virtual talks 2020

The upcoming holidays - Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, and a special day - 'Stir-up Sunday' to make Plum Pudding for Christmas - are the subject of many virtual talks this year.

Uncle Sam is depicted cutting the turkey for Thanksgiving dinner with various naturalized citizens following the ratification of the 14th Amendment in 1868.

New, updated post with taped talks - go to - November holidays - Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Stir-up Sunday - talks HERE

Stir up Sunday Christmas Pudding Nov 22
Nov 22 Stir up Sunday, the day to make Christmas Pudding in the UK. Stir-up Sunday blog post with 3 pictures and poem HERE

Others not taped

Thanksgiving Nov 26
They Knew They Were Pilgrims: Plymouth Colony and the Contest for American Liberty. book by Dr. John G. Turner. Little Compton Historical Society. Nov. 2020 TAPE HERE

This Land Is Their Land: The Wampanoag Indians, Plymouth Colony, and the Troubled History of Thanksgiving 2019 book by Dr. David Silverman. History Book Festival. Delaware libraries. Nov 5 2020 HERE TAPE HERE

History in the Baking: Thanksgiving Traditions in Colorado. Nathan Richie and children talk and make holiday treat. Golden History Museum & Park, Colorado. Nov. 24 2020 TAPE 30 min HERE

Thanksgiving Mythbusting. Virginia Museum of History & Culture TAPE 30 min Nov. 24 2020 HERE

Mayflower passengers’ first year in Plymouth. Dr. Donna Curtin of Pilgrim Hall Museum. History Camp. Nov. 24 2020 TAPE HERE

Others not taped

Hanukkah, Chanukah Dec 10-18

Latkes and the Foods of Chanukah. Make latkes and talk about the holiday and its foods from around the world. Richard Witting. City Market Classes & Events. VT Dec 17 2020 HERE TAPE HERE

Others not taped

Christmas Dec 25
Dec 9 Wed 1-2 Christmas Past, Christmas Present. early recipe books treatments for hangovers and over indulging. Charlotte Holmes. 1st talk on genetics of family dynamics by Kevin O’Dell. Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh HERE TAPE HERE

Dec 10 Thur 7-8 Early Victorian Christmas Traditions. Food and feasting, trees, cards, gifts, Santa. Laurel Historical Society MD HERE TAPE HERE

Dec 10 Thurs 7-8pm Classic Scandinavian holiday treats. Learn history and make Swedish kanelbullar and Norwegian knots (cinnamon buns), Sweden’s St. Lucia buns (saffron, for St. Lucia Day, Dec 13 ) and Danish kringle (layers of pastry with fruit). Terry Kelzer. Farm Table Foundation $10-20 HERE TAPE HERE

Dec 11 Fri 7:45-8:15 AM Magic & Sparkle: M&S at Christmas. Archive materials “from our first mince pies to all-time favourite stocking fillers.” Marks and Spencer stores UK TAPE HERE

Dec 12 Sat 7-9pm Christmastide: colonial cooking demo. Cheyney McKnight, Dontavius Williams, and Nicole Moore. Chocolate, oyster stew, and greens with root veg. Stratford Hall, VA TAPE HERE

Dec 14 Mon 2-3 Scoff: Why We Eat What We Eat at Christmas author Pen Vogler with Rosie Boycott, cross-bench peer and co-founder of 5x15 donations to 5x15 £0 – £22.15 HERE TAPE HERE

Dec 15 Tues 7pm Pennsylvania German Christmas and other unique traditions. Timothy Essig. Landis Valley Village & Farm Museum HERE TAPE may be HERE

Dec 16 Wed 12-1 Moravian Christmas Traditions. Christmas Eve love feasts, candle tea… Johanna Metzgar Brown of Old Salem. North Carolina Museum of History. HERE TAPE HERE

Dec 17 Thur 5-6 Christmas at Barns-Brinton House Chadds Ford. Chester County Historic Preservation Network PA HERE TAPE HERE

Mardi Gras Feb 16 Tuesday New Orleans parade canceled this year

Food Glorious Food: Dinner with Dickens. Series of short videos by Pen Volger author of Dinner with Dickens and Christmas with Dickens for 2018-2019 exhibit at Charles Dickens Museum HERE
The original Christmas Pudding Recipe: Cooking with Dickens 10 min TAPE HERE
Delicious Victorian Gingerbread: Cooking with Dickens 9min TAPE HERE
Charles Dickens's Favourite Brandy Punch Recipe: Cooking with Dickens 7 min. TAPE HERE
Alexis Soyer: Victorian Celebrity Chef 3 min TAPE HERE
Toasted Cheese with the Dickenses 2 min HERE

The Spirit of Christmas Past: Four Centuries of Christmas in New England. Ken Turino. Gunn Historical Museum Dec 8 TAPE HERE

Mrs. Beeton’s Christmas. Beeton's Book of Household Management, 1861. Dr Annie Gray. Ironbridge Gorge Museum 2017 TAPE HERE

Magic & Sparkle: M&S at Christmas. Marks & Spencer Dec TAPE HERE

Rather Splendid Christmas London Walk and its Traditions - Bah Humbug! Delightful tour/show with foods (pie, wassail...) showing locations in Dickens Christmas Carol, and many traditions UK. by Joolz Guides many tapes here HERE TAPE HERE

How Britain Spent Christmas Hiding From The Blitz. 1944 WWII at “Wartime Farm” BBC program Dec TAPE HERE

Hogmanay blog post HERE

Calendar of virtual food history talks. Dec has over 150 talks HERE

More posts on the images and holidays -
Plum Pudding HERE
Thanksgiving HERE
Christmas HERE

"Uncle Sam's Thanksgiving Dinner" by Thomas Nash. Harper's Weekly. Nov. 20, 1869. The 14th Amendment, ratified in 1868, on the rights of citizens born or naturalized and celebrated by Nash. HERE

“Making the Christmas Pudding,” Illustrated London News. Dec 25, 1848

"Farmer Gile’s Establishment – Christmas Day 1800" William Heath, published by T. McLean 1830. © The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London. series of 3 HERE

©2020 Patricia Bixler Reber
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