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2019 Events:

(No charge for any of the events.)


Saturday, November 9th

Stepping Back in Time:  African and African-American Cookery

9am to 5pm

This year we offer a very different day of early cooking, with a focus on African and African-American cookery by our two guest historical cooks.  Weather-permitting, all cooking will be done on outside fires in front of the shop, though in case of rain (or snow!), we'll move everything inside and use the fireplace hearth.

Karen Becker will be demonstrating cooking as it was done by the Igbo people of Nigeria before their forced departure from their homeland as slaves.  The Igbo were one of the ethnic groups transported and sold as slaves in the colonies in North America, and many of today's black Americans have an Igbo ancestor in their past.  Karen will be using African pottery in her cooking.

Jerome Bias will be demonstrating African-American cookery from around 1840, showing how African cooking ingredients and techniques blended with cooking of other cultures to influence not only the cookery of black Americans, but influencing cooking by all Americans.

Both Jerome and Karen are experienced in demonstrating old ways of cooking at various historic sites.  As they cook side-by-side at the Stepping Back in Time event, they'll also talk about the similarities between the two styles of cooking as well as the differences in the cooking. 


Saturday, December 14th

Holiday Open House  

9 am to 5 pm

Join us for our yearly seasonal open house. 

The shop will be decorated for the holidays, special pottery will be available, and refreshments will be served all day.