Clarissa Dillon
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2018 Current Classes




Distilling as Women's Work

Saturday, 10 March at 2 p.m.
at the King of Prussia Historical Society, Swedesburg, Pennsylvania

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

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"Pints and Quarts"
at Tavern Night

Thursday, 15 March from 7 till 9 p.m.
at Tavern Night at the Barns-Brinton House, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania

Beer, wine, and distilling display and discussion. For more information, contact Clarissa at 610-642-4269.

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

Saturday, 24 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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In the Garden at
Living History Day

Sunday, 29 April from 1 p.m. till 4 p.m.
at The 1696 Thomas Massey House, Broomall, Pennsylvania

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

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Family Day at Boileau Farmstead

Saturday, 5 May from 11:00 a.m. till 4 p.m.
at Boileau Farmstead in Upper Moreland Township, Pennsylvania

Join Clarissa for children's activities grinding spices.

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Working in the Kitchen Garden --
Living History Day

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

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

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"Soap Bubbles for Children, 18th-Century Style"
and other pastimes - Fourth of July Celebration

Wednesday, 4 July from Noon till 3 p.m .
at Morven Museum and Garden, Princeton, New Jersey

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

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Firepit Cooking

Saturday, 14 July - All Day
Kickshaws and macarone and cheese. Beverly, West Virginia

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Working in the Kitchen Garden --
Living History Sunday

Sunday, 29 July from 1 p.m. till 4 p.m.
at The 1696 Thomas Massey House, Broomall, Pennsylvania

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

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Kitchen Garden Products: Pickles & Preserves

August 11 from 10 a.m. till Noon
with the Master Gardeners at Smedley Park, Springville, Pennsylvania

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

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Plain Sewing: A Child's Shift

Saturday, 18 August from 10 a.m. till 3 p.m.
at Hecklerfest with the Heckler Plains Folklife Society, 237 Landis Road, Harleysville, Pennsylvania

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

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Working In the Kitchen Garden at
Living History Day

Sunday, 26 August from 1 p.m. till 4 p.m.
at The 1696 Thomas Massey House, Broomall, Pennsylvania

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

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Saving Seeds from the Kitchen Garden

Saturday, 8 September from 10 a.m. till Noon
with the Master Gardeners at Smedley Park, Springville, Pennsylvania

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

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Tastes: Caraway Brandy and Metheglin
bassed on 17th- and 18th-century Receipts

Friday, 14 September from 5:30 p.m. till 9 p.m.
Tavern Night at Morgan Log House, Kulpsville, Pennsylvania

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

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18th-Century Childhood:
the Better, the Middling, and the Lower Sort

Tuesday, 25 September at 7 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, 29 September from 9:30 a.m. till 2:30 p.m.
at The 1696 Thomas Massey House, Broomall, Pennsylvania

Cook and enjoy a meal at The 1696 Thomas Massey House. Cost: $35.00 per person.
For more information and registration, contact Clarissa at 610-642-4269.

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Working in the Kitchen Garden at
Living History Day

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

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

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"Mango was Sometimes a Verb" --
Specialty 18th-century Pickles

Saturday, 6 October from 10 a.m. till 4 p.m.
at Newlin Grist Mill, Glen Mills, Pennsylvania

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

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Firepit Cooking

Saturday, 13 October from 10 a.m. till 4:30 p.m.
at Fall Craft Day at Historic Fallsington, Fallsington, Pennsylvania

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

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Harvest Day

Sunday, 20 October from 1 p.m. till 4 p.m.
at The 1696 Thomas Massey House, Broomall, Pennsylvania

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

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Half-Day Sewing Workshop:
Making a Reproduction 18th-Century Linen Condom

Friday, 2 November
Domestic Skills Conference
at Genesee Country Village & Museum in Mumford, New York

Contact GCVM for more information about workshops and presentations for this event.

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Eve of Guy Fawkes Day

Sunday, 4 November from 5 p.m. till 7 p.m. or so
Chadds Ford Historical Society Tavern Night

Enjoy tastes of 18th-century style beverages and hors d'oeuvres
at The 1696 Thomas Massey House, Broomall, Pennsylvania
Cost: $5.00 per person

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

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Spices

Thursday, 8 November from 7 p.m. till 9 p.m.
Chadds Ford Historical Society Tavern Night
at the Barns-Brinton House in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania

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

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