If December gets you thinking about food, fun, and festivity, we invite you to drop by the 1630 Shoppe at Faneuil Hall on Wednesday, December 7, at 6:30pm for a series of lively short talks...on the Puritans.
Yes, the Puritans were festive people, a 17th-century fact that's not widely known. In four 10-minute talks, PHB's Lori Stokes will explain the Puritan concept of eating mindfully in festive times, naming their children to celebrate good times (and to remember hard times), their take on Christmas, and more.
In between each talk, enjoy light refreshments, mingling and shopping at the fabulous 1630 New England gift shop. Written up in the Globe, Improper Bostonian and other media, the 1630 Shoppe brings together New England tradition and contemporary style. It offers well-designed products, curated vintage goods, and the best of local crafts - perfect gifts for Bostonians old and new (and even those outside New England!)
Join us for these short talks and shop for gorgeous holiday gifts, chat, and nibble!
6.30pm Mindful Cooking and Eating in Puritan New England
7:00pm Puritan Women's Domestic and Spiritual Lives
7:30pm Desire, Thankfull, and Fear: How the Puritans Named their Children
8:00pm Christmas in Puritan New England