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2017 Current Classes




Hearth Cooking Workshop:
Preparing a Late Winter/Early Spring Meal

Saturday, 18 March from 9:30 a.m. till 2:30 p.m.
at The 1696 Thomas Massey House, Broomall, Pennsylvania

Cook and enjoy a Late Winter/Early Spring Meal at The 1696 Thomas Massey House, using period receipts and equipment. After preparing the food, participants eat what they helped make. Cost: $35.00 per person. Pre-registration required. For more information and registration, contact Clarissa at 610-642-4269.

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Workshop:
Chocolate

Saturday, 22 April from 9:30 a.m. till 2:30 p.m.
at The 1696 Thomas Massey House, Broomall, Pennsylvania

Explore Chocolate at The 1696 Thomas Massey House. Chocoate in various 18th century preparations - some to enjoy immediately and some to take home. Bring a brown bag lunch. Cost: $35.00 per person. Pre-registration required. For more information and registration, contact Clarissa at 610-642-4269.

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Hearth Cooking Workshop:
Preparing a Mid-Spring Meal

Saturday, 13 May from 9:30 a.m. till 2:30 p.m.
at The 1696 Thomas Massey House, Broomall, Pennsylvania

Cook and enjoy a Mid-Spring Meal at The 1696 Thomas Massey House, using period receipts and equipment. After preparing the food, participants eat what they helped make. Cost: $35.00 per person. Pre-registration required. For more information and registration, contact Clarissa at 610-642-4269.

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Lecture and Discussion:
Distilling and Domestic Medicine

Thursday, 15 June from 7 p.m. till 9 p.m.
at Chadds Ford Historical Society, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania

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Butter Making

Sunday, 25 June at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
at Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation, RidleyCreek State Park, Edgmont Township, Pennsylvania

Hands-on butter making, with "tastes". For more information and registration, contact the Plantation at 610-566-1725.

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Demonstration:
Making Soft Cheese

Saturday, 1 July from 11 a.m. till 4 p.m.
at Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation, RidleyCreek State Park, Edgmont Township, Pennsylvania

For more information and registration, contact the Plantation at 610-566-1725.

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The Kitchen Garden

Sunday, 30 July from 1 p.m. till 4 p.m.
at The 1696 Thomas Massey House, Broomall, Pennsylvania

Working in and discussing the kitchen garden. For more information and registration, contact Clarissa at 610-642-4269.

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Demonstration and Discussion:
Distilling

Saturday, 12 August from 10 a.m. till 4 p.m.
at Moland House Historic Park, Warminster, Pennsylvania

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Demonstrating Plain Sewing
at Hecklerfest

Saturday, 19 August from 10 a.m. till 4 p.m.
for The Lower Salford Historical Society at Heckler Plains Farmstead, 237 Landis Road in Harleysville, Pennsylvania

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The Kitchen Garden

Sunday, 27 August from 1 p.m. till 4 p.m.
at The 1696 Thomas Massey House, Broomall, Pennsylvania

Working in and discussing the kitchen garden. For more information and registration, contact Clarissa at 610-642-4269.

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Bolting Flour - Activity for Children
at Tamanend Park

Saturday, 9 September from 11 a.m. till 2 p.m.
at Tamanend Park, 1255 2nd Street Pike, Southampton, Pennsylvania

For more information, contact Clarissa at 610-642-4269.

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Taste Two 18th-century Style Drinks
at Morgan Log House
(reservations required)

Friday, 15 September from 5:30 p.m.
at the Edward Morgan Log House Fifth Annual Tavern Night, 850 Weikel Road, Kulpsville, Pennsylvania

To make reservations, contact the site at 215-368-2480.

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Colonial or Colonial Revival?
at the Easttown Library

Sunday, 17 September at 2 p.m.
A presentation at the Tredyffrin-Easttown Historical Society at
the Easttown Library & Information Center in Berwyn, Pennsylvania

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The Kitchen Garden

Sunday, 24 September from 1 p.m. till 4 p.m.
at The 1696 Thomas Massey House, Broomall, Pennsylvania

Working in and discussing the kitchen garden during Massey House's "Living History Sunday."
For more information, contact Clarissa at 610-642-4269.

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Cooking a Meal in a Fire-Pit

Saturday, 14 October from 10 a.m. till 4:30 p.m.
at Historic Fallsington, Fallsington, Pennsylvania

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Lecture:
Colonial or Colonial Revival

Sunday, 15 October at 2 p.m.
at Tredyffrin Easttown Historical Society, Easttown Library and Information Center, Berwyn, Pennsylvania

Free and open to the Public. For more information, contact Clarissa at 610-642-4269.

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Harvesting The Kitchen Garden

Sunday, 21 October from 11 a.m. till 4 p.m.
at The 1696 Thomas Massey House, Broomall, Pennsylvania

For more information and registration, contact Clarissa at 610-642-4269.

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Hearth Cooking Workshop:
Preparing a Mid-Autumn Meal

Saturday, 28 October from 9:30 a.m. till 2:30 p.m.
at The 1696 Thomas Massey House, Broomall, Pennsylvania

Cook and enjoy a Mid-Autumn Meal at The 1696 Thomas Massey House, using period receipts and equipment. After preparing the food, participants eat what they helped make. Cost: $35.00 per person. Pre-registration required. For more information and registration, contact Clarissa at 610-642-4269.

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Celebrate Guy Fawkes Day with
"A Taste of the 18th Century"

Sunday, 5 November from 4 till 6 p.m.
at The 1696 Thomas Massey House, Broomall, Pennsylvania

Several beverages, alcoholic and non-alchoholic, will be available along with several nibbles. Cost: $25.00 per person. Pre-registration required and reservations are limited. For more information and to make reservations, contact Clarissa at 610-642-4269.

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