Friday, November 26, 2021

Christmas talks 2021 and taped talks

Christmas – dinner by Annie Gray(De3) food & drink(1) feast in art(22) at sea(7) London railways(16) among enslaved(15) family recipes(2) Roman origins(2) Pagan festivals(20) Medieval(7,10) Georgian/ Regency(19,22) Victorian(8,15) WWII (16) Mid 1900s(6) Britain (8,9,10,17) Wales(9,16) Canada(5,12) US(9,11,15,16,20) New Eng(9,14) Germany(12,14,17) Italy(12,15,18) France(18) Mexico(8)

There are 49 talks (more will be added) this month about Christmas, and 25 taped talks from last year are below. The dates above in () parentheses.

Flowering branches as Christmas tree - 1st image c1790 Nuremberg Germany with ornaments and candles. HERE German tree and garden on a board base (last image, closeup of base in post) HERE 1730 poem, Turkeys to market (walk or on passenger coach), Egg Nog, Hard sauce, Presents for landlords, German honey cake, Plum pudding for Old Christmas Day and many more CHRISTMAS BLOG POSTS HERE
Upcoming Christmas talks

Dec 1 Wed 2:30-4 Christmas food and drink through the ages. In the UK. Sylvia Levi, Simon Fowler. Bolton Family History Society £3 HERE

Dec 1 Wed 7 Weird Christmas: A Journey into the Dark Heart of the Holiday Season. Various dark characters, with Krampus near the end. Matt Lake, author of Weird Pennsylvania. Chester County History Center HERE TAPE HERE

Dec 2 Thu 2-3:30 The Roman Origins of Our Christmas and its Customs. Mark Lewis, from the National Roman Legion Museum in Caerleon. Living Levels partnership HERE

Dec 2 Thu 10 Holiday Foods and Your Family History. Gena Philibert-Ortega. The Qualicum Beach Family History Society CA$10 HERE

Dec 3 Fri 9 AM At Christmas We Feast: The history of the Christmas dinner. Annie Gray. National Archives UK HERE

Dec 5 Sun 10-12AM Historic Mince Pie Cookery Course. Paul Couchman £25 HERE

De 5 & 12 Sun 1 Hearthwarming: Canadian Winter Holiday Traditions. Interview 6 Canadians. John Ota, author The Kitchen: A Journey Through Time … in Search of the Perfect Design. Culinary Historians of Canada. HERE

Dec 6 Mon 7:30 Midcentury Christmas: Fads and Fun from 1945 to 1970. Dr. Leslie Goddard. Bloomingdale Public Library IL HERE

Dec 7 Tue 9AM Christmas in the City of London. Jill Finch. The Friends of the City Churches. Donation HERE

Dec 7 Tue 12:15-1:45 Christmas at Sea: 400 Years of the Festive Season Afloat. Richard Blakemore, Maya Wassell-Smit, Ellen Gill, Brian Lavery. Institute of Historical Research (IHR) U of London HERE TAPE may be HERE

De 7 Tue 1:45-3:30 A History of Christmas. Medieval historian Ron Hutton. Richard III Society Gloucester Branch £3 HERE

Dec 7 Tue 6 Koekje, Cooky, or Cookie? A History of American Christmas Cookies. Sarah Wassberg Johnson. Hackley Library HERE

De 8 Wed 2-3:30 Traditional Christmas: How our British traditions of the Christmas season came about. Bob Massey. Heritage Lincolnshire £8.14 HERE
Dec 8 Wed 6:30-8 Festive Foods. Museums of Mississauga HERE

De 8 Wed 8 Christmas in Oaxaca - A Virtual Tour of Mexican Christmas Traditions. “uniquely Oaxacan celebration: the Night of the Radishes.” Suzanne Barbezat. Discover Oaxaca Tours. $20 HERE

Dec 8 Wed 8 Victoriana: Christmas Traditions. Mandy Crypt. Effing Chicago HERE live on their Facebook page, tape for a while HERE

Dec 9 Thu 2-2:45 Christmas and New Year Traditions Wales. “the museum’s archive and collections… seasonal delicacies, carols, decorations and of course, the famous Mari Lwyd… Plygain singing, to collecting calennig or New Year's Gifts.” National Museum Wales £1.26 – £5.58 HERE

Dec 9 Thu 2 Mistletoe, Wrens and Mumming: British Christmas folklore and traditions. Kirsty Hartsiotis. £5 HERE

Dec 9 Thu 5:30 A Dickens' Christmas Feast: Culinary Traditions of 1800s Britain. Carl Raymond. New York Adventure Club. $10 tape for 1 week HERE

De 9 Thu 7 Celebrating a Victorian Christmas with Körner’s Folly. NC “seasonal food and drinks from the family cookbook” and decorations for the Körner family’s c1880 home. Suzanna Ritz. N. C Museum of History HERE

Dec 9 Sat 7-8:30 Dashing Through the Snow, the real history of Christmas in New England. “the historical actuality of the celebration of Christmas – or lack thereof – is an interesting tale and one that blends the heritage and spirit of many cultures and many lands.” Dennis D. Picard. Great Barrington Libraries HERE
TAPE may be HERE

Dec 10 Fri 5:15-9:45AM Sutton Hoo and the Old English Yuletide Feast. Old English calendar, mead-hall, Yuletide Feast. “Excavations of rich barrow-burials like Sutton Hoo, which have revealed such fine drinking vessels and other feasting accoutrements” Dr Sam Newton FSA. Wuffing Education £30 HERE

Dec 10 Fri 11 Christmas Traditions and Food in Devon. UK “Vegetarian Christmas menu from the Dartmoor Hotel, Belstone, 1908… recipes from “Mrs Beeton, Mrs Martineau, Mrs Hallett, and the cookery book from Queen Mary's Dolls' House, 1924.” Dr Paul Cleave. Crediton Library HERE

Dec 10 Fri 2:30 A Royal Christmas with Siobhan Clarke, Lecturer for Historic Royal Palaces. Hampshire County Federation of Womens Institutes £5 HERE

Dec 11 Sat 4-6 Recipes for the Holidays, artist Eva Scott Fenyes. “Amy Breyer recreates handwritten recipes from Eva Scott Fenyes’ kitchen.” Gingerbread, Cheese Straws, Lemon Pie. Fenyes 1849-1930 watercolors, sketchbooks in Pasadena Museum of History CA $20 HERE

Dec 12 Sun 1 Hearthwarming: Canadian Winter Holiday Traditions. Interview 6 Canadians. John Ota, author The Kitchen: A Journey Through Time … in Search of the Perfect Design. Culinary Historians of Canada. HERE part 1 De 5

De 12 Sun 2-4 Traditional European Holiday Baking. Stollen, Lebkuchen, Platzchen. Germany, Austria and the surrounding areas. Brot Bakehouse School and Kitchen – Brotbakery. VT $40 HERE

De 12 Sun 3 Christmas Cookie Class in Tuscany. Cinzia. NextStopItaly tips HERE

Dec 12 Sun 3-4:30 The Krampus & The Old, Dark Christmas. Al Ridenour author of The Krampus and the Old Dark Christmas. The Viktor Wynd Museum & The Last Tuesday Society. £5.82 HERE

Dec 14 Tue 10:30 The Customs and Etiquette of British Christmas. Steven Moore. The English Manner £13.52 HERE

Dec 14 Tue 5:30-7 Intro to German Holiday Baking. “history, traditions, and recipes around holiday baking…” City Market Classes & Events HERE

Dec 14 Tue 7 The Spirit of Christmas Past: Four Centuries of Christmas in America. Ken Turino. Morris-Jumel Mansion HERE

Dec 15 Wed 11 A Victorian Christmas. Francesca Herrick. Context travel $36.50 HERE

Dec 15 Wed 6:30 Virtual Tenement Kitchens: Holiday Edition. “Through different families and time periods, you’ll see how food was prepared in tenement kitchens, where people shopped, how women made decisions about what to cook, and what they cooked around the winter holiday season!” Tenement Museum NYC $10 HERE also De 22

Dec 15 Wed 6:30-7:45 Italy’s Holiday Traditions. Francine Segan. Smithsonian Associates $25 HERE

Dec 15 Wed 7 Christmas Among the Enslaved. Dr. Robert E. May. author of Yuletide in Dixie: Slavery, Christmas, and Southern Memory. Profs and Pints $12 HERE

Dec 16 Thur 12:30-2 “Home for Xmas?”: mobility, marketing and London’s railways at Christmas, 1900-1914. David Turner. Institute of Historical Research (IHR) U of London HERE TAPE may be HERE

Dec 16 Thu 2 Christmas festivities and family traditions. Mulled wine and chat . Glamorgan Family History Society, Wales HERE

Dec 16 Thur 2-3:30 A Wartime Christmas. Elsie Walton WWII memories. History Wardrobe £5.98 HERE

Dec 16 Thu 5 Christmas Unfolds at Anselma Mill. “The Mill retains its original Colonial-Era power train, as well as multiple layers of industrial equipment ranging from the late 1700s to the mid 1900s.” Chester County Historic Preservation Network HERE TAPE may be HERE

Dec 17 Fri 7 AM The Rich Miss Scott’s [Duchess of Portland] Christmas Special. “Duchess Henrietta's household accounts from 1813-1834.” Deriek Adlam. The Harley Gallery, Portland Collection museum UK HERE

Dec 17 Fri 3 German Christmas Traditions. Tom Mills. Context $36.50 HERE

Dec 18 Sat 11 A Very Italian Christmas. Laura Benitti. Context travel $36.50 HERE

De 18 Sat 3 The Thirteen Desserts & Mulled Wine. History and traditions of ‘The Thirteen Desserts’ for Christmas in the South of France. Anina Belle and Sébastien Giannini. The Alliance Française of Washington, D.C. $5 HERE

Dec 19 Sun 2:30-4:30 Christmas with Jane Austen. Regency. Virtual London walk. And Did Those Feet £10 HERE

Dec 20 Tue 2:30-4 The History of Christmas. “aspects descend directly from very important and very ancient pagan festivals.” Ronald Hutton. The Viktor Wynd Museum & The Last Tuesday Society £5.82 – £11.04 HERE

Dec 20 Mon 6 Holidays at the White House. Sarah Morgan of Cooking with the First Ladies. National First Ladies' Library HERE

Dec 21 Tue 7 Exploring Christmas and New Year's traditions of Pennsylvania Germans. Landis Valley Museum HERE

Dec 22 Wed 3 Christmas in Georgian London. “decking the room with rosemary, eating Christmas porridge, or dining on a buttock of beef.” Rob Smith. Footprints of London £6 HERE

Dec 22 Wed 5 The Christmas Feast: An Artist's Point of View. “food and feasting is depicted in paintings.“ Sarah Ciacci. Context Travel $36.50 HERE

Dec 22 Wed 6:30 Virtual Tenement Kitchens: Holiday Edition. “Through different families and time periods, you’ll see how food was prepared in tenement kitchens, where people shopped, how women made decisions about what to cook, and what they cooked around the winter holiday season!” Tenement Museum NYC $10 HERE also De 15

NEW YEARS

Hogmanay blog post images, quotes HERE

Dec 29 Wed 1 Celebrating Scottish New Year: The History and Traditions of Hogmanay. Dr. Jenny Litster. Context Travel $36.50 HERE

Tapes of Christmas talks

The Spirit of Christmas Past: Four Centuries of Christmas in New England. Ken Turino. Gunn Historical Museum Dec 8 2020 TAPE HERE

Twelfth Night Cake at the hearth of Pottsgrove Manor PA 1752 and many other cooking at the hearth videos since April! 2020 TAPES HERE scroll down

Mrs. Beeton’s Christmas. Talk starts at 24 min, history from Medieval through Victorian, Beeton starts 55 min. Beeton's Book of Household Management, 1861. Dr Annie Gray. Ironbridge Gorge Museum. 2017 TAPE HERE

Magic & Sparkle: M&S at Christmas. Marks & Spencer store archives Dec 2020 TAPES HERE

Early Victorian Christmas Traditions. Food, feasting, trees, cards, gifts, Santa. Laurel Historical Society MD Dec 10 2020 TAPE HERE

How Britain Spent Christmas Hiding From The Blitz. 1944 WWII at “Wartime Farm” BBC program Dec 2020 TAPE HERE

Rather Splendid Christmas London Walk and its Traditions - Bah Humbug! Fun 23 min. tour/production with foods (pie, wassail...) showing locations in Dickens Christmas Carol, and many traditions UK. by Joolz Guides many tapes 2020 HERE TAPE HERE

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 Dec 10 2020 TAPE HERE

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 Dec 14 2020 TAPE HERE

Pennsylvania German Christmas and other unique traditions. Timothy Essig. Landis Valley Village & Farm Museum Dec 15 2020 HERE TAPE may be HERE

Christmas Traditions of the Pennsylvania Dutch. Patrick Donmoyer, Director of The Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center at Kutztown University. Bctv Dec 4 2020 TAPE HERE

Moravian Christmas Traditions. Christmas Eve love feasts, candle tea… Johanna Metzgar Brown of Old Salem. North Carolina Museum of History. Dec 16 2020 TAPE HERE

Christmas at Barns-Brinton House Chadds Ford. Chester County Historic Preservation Network PA Dec 17 2020 TAPE HERE

Christmastide: colonial cooking demo. Cheyney McKnight, Dontavius Williams, and Nicole Moore. Chocolate, oyster stew, and greens with root veg. Stratford Hall, VA Dec 12 2020 TAPE HERE

Christmas in the Frederick, Maryland's Civil War Hospitals. Jake Wynn. National Museum of Civil War Medicine. ppt 5:25 2020 TAPE HERE

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 Dec 9 2020 TAPE HERE

Lucy Worsley's 12 Days of Tudor Christmas PBS 2019 TAPE HERE

Tudor Christmas. Making items in outbuilding, and discuss items and history. Mark Griffin, Kathy Hipperson. Llwyn Celyn. 1420 in Wales. Landmark trust UK Dec 2020 TAPE HERE

Victorian Christmas. Making items in outbuilding, and discuss items and history. Mark Griffin, Kathy Hipperson. Llwyn Celyn. 1420 in Wales. Landmark Trust UK Dec 2020 TAPE HERE

The Periodic Christmas Dinner Table. Pp Plum pudding, Mw Mulled wine… entertaining overview. John Hardy UK Dec 2020 HERE. TAPE HERE

Exploring Music & Food: Christmas in Jamaica Edition. presented on Facebook. Culinary Literacy Center. Phila. Dec 2020 HERE TAPE HERE

Dec 18 Fri 7:30-9 Tourtiére: A Savory Holiday Pie. Traditional French Canadian pie with Amy Thielen. Farm Table Foundation $25 HERE TAPE HERE

Stealing Joy: Finding resilience in Black Holiday traditions. “history and recipes of the African American experience” Kamau Ware, Nicole Taylor. Van Cortlandt Park Alliance Dec 3 2020 HERE TAPE HERE

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 TAPE HERE

Decorating Your Historic Home for the Holidays. “how holiday decor evolved overtime in New England.” And how to use. Erik Wochholz. NH Preservation Alliance TAPE HERE

Twelfth Night blog posts HERE
Holiday talks - Thanksgiving, Hanukkah HERE

CALENDAR OF VIRTUAL FOOD HISTORY TALKS. HERE

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