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East Jersey Old Town Village

1050 River Road

Piscataway, NJ 08854

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Crossroads is excited to once again partner with Middlesex County Office of Arts and History, Division of Historic Sites and History Services to bring you our 2018 fall Heritage Partner Professional Development Conference, "The Art of Period Trades and Crafts, A Taste of the Trades" on Tuesday, October 2 at 3pm at East Jersey Old Town Village in Piscataway, NJ!

The second in this series, the afternoon/evening conference will feature a keynote presentation and workshops that are sure to delight the eyes and taste buds!

The layout of this event will be similar to Crossroads’ spring workshop. There will be one keynote presentation, followed by refreshments and then workshops. Our keynote presentation will feature Phil Dunning who will bring the 18th century tavern to life with his presentation, "Fill the Bowl Again: Taverns and Drinking Habits in Colonial and Federal America." This will include a tasting of several punches, toddy, Madeira and Port wines as well as a non-alcoholic cider.

The workshops will be hosted by Taylor Shelby, Deborah Peterson and Richard Wagner. The topics that will be presented include colonial beer brewing, 18th century sweets, and jewelry of the 18th century.

Please join me for an evening of delights. Refreshments are INCLUDED! Below is the schedule for October 2. Space is limited to 60 people.

The price of this one day conference is $40 and includes the keynote presentation and tasting, refreshments and the choice of two additional workshops.

Schedule for Tuesday, October 2, 2018

INTRODUCTIONS- 3:00pm-3:10pm

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION- 3:10pm- 4:45pm

Phil Dunning, Retired Material Culture Researcher in Archaeology with Parks Canada, the Canadian National Parks Service

Presentation- "Fill the Bowl Again: Taverns and Drinking Habits in Colonial and Federal America"

Whether you were a rural farmer, a city businessman, or a weary traveller, the tavern had a central role in your life. It was a gathering place for relaxation, politics, and club meetings as well as providing accommodation. In this presentation we will look at the variety of establishments that were to be found, their functions in the community, the room and board a traveller might expect, and, most important, the beverages they offered. A sampling of drinks will include several punches, toddy, Madeira and Port wines as well as a non-alcoholic cider. This presentation includes the tasting and will flow right into the refreshments portion of the workshop.

REFRESHMENTS- 4:45pm-5:10pm

WORKSHOPS- (**When registering pick two) Round 1- 5:15pm-6:15pm/ Round 2- 6:30pm-7:30pm

Workshop- Beer Brewing in the 18th Century Way- presented by Richard Wagner, Beer Historian, Author of Philadelphia Beer: A Heady History of Brewing in the Cradle of Liberty (The History Press 2012), frequent contributor to a number of publications aimed at the craft brewing industry and breweriana collectors, and historical brewing demonstrator throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.

Beer Brewing in the 18th Century Way- In this show and tell version of a “live steam” event, participants will learn about the brewing process “from grain to glass” and about how Penn and later the Founding Fathers sought to encourage a robust brewing industry to promote agriculture, industry, tax revenue and the economic growth of a new nation. Beer was a staple of a healthy diet. Learn about the many facets of brewing: from barley and hop harvest, to malting and milling, water quality, energy utilization, microbiology and fermentation, sanitation, packaging and much more. Find out about the coopers’ trade, proficiency in which was prerequisite to becoming a brewer. Finally there will be a sensory evaluation of beer brewed the old fashioned way which may convince you that ‘these are the good old days’.

Workshop- Sweet-meats, Sugar plumbs, Suckets, Comfits (and Other 18th Century Sweets)- presented by Deborah Peterson, Culinary Historian with over 34 years of Colonial Domestic Skills Research & Sharing.

Sweet-meats, Sugar plumbs, Suckets, Comfits (and Other 18th Century Sweets)- This is a show-n-tell and PowerPoint presentation that details the diverse selection of ‘sweets’ that were available in English Colonial America... just not for the kids… A hand-out is supplied and will include receipts. Participants will also get to sample treats from that time period.

Workshop- Paste and Pearls, Jewelry of the 18th Century- presented by Taylor Shelby, Jewelry Maker and Founder of Dames a la Mode, a company that reproduces historical jewelry.

Paste and Pearls, Jewelry of the 18th Century- This overview of 18th Century jewelry will discuss the materials, design, and trends of the period. Learn how jewelry changed through the century thanks to innovations, and how clothing styles influenced jewels. Jewelry will also be available for purchase.

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