Calendar of Historic Cooking Events: 2010

Hearth cooking demonstrations and activities of interest in the Chesapeake area [Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania & New Jersey]. Some national activities are listed.

Jan 9 Sat Wedgwood: 250 Years of Innovation, Artistry, and Timeless Beauty. 1 to 5 p.m. Smithsonian at DAR DC
Jan 23 The Lyceum Museum's Food History Symposium. Alexandria VA
Feb 12-14 Bake oven and hearth cooking class with Tom Martin.  Landis Valley Museum.  Lancaster PA
Feb 13-15 Roger Smith Food Writers Conference. NYC
Feb 13 Hutspot at the Smorgasbord Dutch and Swedish hearth cookingclass. Read House. New Castle DE
Feb 18 "The Great Migration & Southern Cooking in New York City" 6:30pm Museum of the City of New York
Feb 19-20 The Master Docent Series Workshops. Frederick MD
Feb 20 Eating the Enlightenment: European Dining in the 18th Century. Ivan Day. The Detroit Institute of Arts MI
Feb 27 Third Annual Foodways Symposium. Meat for the use of the table. Pennsbury Manor. Morrisville, PA
Feb 27 Celebrating FOOD! Les Dames. Rockville MD
Mar 2 Proprietors, Patrons, & Peons: Women's Roles in Public House. 10:00 Historic London Town. Edgewater MD
Mar 2 Eleanor Calvert Custis Stuart [Martha Washington's dau-inlaw] 7:30 Riversdale. MD
Mar 4 Motherhood, children, and childhood in the 18th cen. Nancy Webster 9-12 Ephrata Cloister. Ephrata PA
Mar 8  Penn Charter Day.  Many Pa Historical and Museum Commission’s  historical sites are free   [call sites]
Mar 13 HFSDV Greenbank Mills. Wilmington DE
Mar 13 Hutspot at the Smorgasbord Dutch and Swedish hearth cooking class. Read House. New Castle DE
Mar 13,14,20,21 Maple Syrup Making Demo. 10-2 Cunningham Falls State Park. Thurmont MD
Mar 18 Packaging in 18th cen Deb Peterson; Inventories Clarissa Dillon. 9-12 Ephrata Cloister. Ephrata PA
Mar 20 Bon Appetit: Food and Dining in the Hudson Valley symposium. Hyde Park, NY
Mar 20-21 Maryland Day. many museums open for free
Mar 26-27 Women and Humanities. Mary Baldwin College Staunton, VA
Apr 10 Bell & History Days. Frederick MD
Apr 11-17 Hearth cooking class with Kay Moss at Campbell Folk School. Brasstown, NC
Apr 15 Inventing the Cold Chain: Tech and Marketing in the 19 cen American Natural Ice Industry 6pm Hagley DE
Apr 15-16 Ceramics Conference: Success to America. Winterthur. DE
Apr 17 Hearth Cooking class. Clarissa. Setting a curd and starting a soft cheese. Hope Lodge, PA 610-642-4269
Apr 22-25  18th Century Market Fair.   Fort Frederick.  Big Pool MD  301-842-2155
Apr 24 Paul Revere and Beyond: Understanding 18th-Century New England Silver. Historic Deerfield, Mass
Apr 26 Epicurean references in Shakespeare.  8pm Folger Shakespeare Library. DC

May 1 Embassies open DC
May 5 Human Use of the Chesapeake Through History Henry Miller 11:30 Lutheran Church Severna Park, MD
May 5 Dining & Dessert in the Federal Period. Jennifer F. Goldsborough 6:30 Dumbarton DC
May 7-8 Landis Valley Museum Herb Faire. Lancaster PA
May 7 The Almighty Oyster Geddes Piper House 4:30pm Chestertown, MD
May 7 Roundtable of Baltimore Historians 9-4 MdHS $15 Baltimore MD
May 8 How Chinese Food became all American 2 Jennifer 8 Lee, National Museum of American History. DC
May 12 Reconstructing Hampton Court Kitchen. Marc Meltonville 5:30 Greenbank Mill, Wilmington DE
May 15 Historic House Kitchens Symposium. Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm, Newbury, MA
May 22 Anatomy of a Fireplace 10-1 Newbury, MA


to May 30 Sèvres Then and Now: Tradition & Innovation in Porcelain, 1750-2000. Hillwood Museum and Gardens . Washington DC

to June "Fran, Have You Supplied the Table? Foods, Service & Etiquette in the Federal Era" at the Dumbarton House . Washington, D.C.

to Aug 15 Drawing Toward Home: Designs for Domestic Architecture from Historic New England at the National Building Museum . Washington, D.C.

©2010 Patricia Bixler Reber