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Historical Society of Pennsylvania

1300 Locust St

Philadelphia, PA 19107

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Join us for a celebration of Philadelphia’s vibrant food culture, with vendors, activities, and lectures happening throughout the day! We’ll learn about the history of chocolate, explore wild plants and native harvests, and translate historical recipes for the modern cook.

The day's activities will be followed by a 21+ evening program where guests can learn about the roots of our city’s BYOB culture from historian Stephen Nepa while enjoying a drink of their own! BYOB; for guests 21 and over. Light fare included.


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10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. Vendors, Activities, and Lectures (for all ages). Come and go as you please! Re-admission is allowed and encouraged.

6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. After-Hours BYOB (21+)


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Tickets are available for the full day or for only the after-hours portion.

  • $25 includes fair and evening event
  • $15 for evening event only (BYOB; includes light fare)
  • Children 12 and under are free
  • Friends of HSP (Researcher level and above) get discounted admission: $10 off each ticket.

Speakers

Dr. Steven Gimber is the director of the American Studies program at West Chester University. He teaches classes in the history of American Food and Foodways, and currently working on creating a class in the history of World Food and Foodways. He is also writing an essay on the role of wheat in the Civil War.

Tara O’Brien is the Director of Preservation and Conservation Services at HSP. Shortly after her arrival at HSP, she was introduced to Martha Washington’s cookbook, which set her on the path of studying food in history. In 2010, after conserving Ellen Emlen’s manuscript cookbook, she spearheaded HSP’s publication of the facsimile and has appeared on WHYY’s Friday Arts to talk about the recipes in the book.

Stephen Nepa teaches history and American studies at Temple University, Pennsylvania State University-Abington, Rowan University, and Moore College of Art and Design. He specializes in U.S., environmental, and urban histories and is a contributor to numerous books, journals, and documentary films. He received his B.A. and M.A. from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and his Ph.D. from Temple University. He lives in Philadelphia.

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