2011–2012 Activities and Events

Foodways: Preserving the Harvest: Saturday, Oct 22, 2011 — 10am to 4pm, Minute Man National Historic Park, Rte 2A Lincoln, MA, Hartwell Tavern

Take part in a living history day at Hartwell Tavern where we will be ensuring our food supply for the winter and early spring by employing period food preservation techniques. From meat to fruits and vegetables you'll be able to both watch and participate in preparing foodstuffs for winter storage. Before refrigeration, one had to utilize a variety of methods to make harvest last. You'll learn how drying, pickling, salting, brining, cellaring and canning were done, as well as how some of these foods were reconstituted for later use.

If your kit meets the Battle Road clothing guidelines (www.battleroad.org) we encourage you to come in your 18th century clothing, otherwise please come in your moderns.

Registration for the workshop is not required but is recommended and admission is free.

Fee: Free.

To register contact: stephzsmith@gmail.com.