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TAVERN LIFE IN AMERICA, 1700-1840

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Historic Eastfield Village

104 Mud Pond Road

East Nassau, NY 12062

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Discover the world of the early American tavern

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The iconic American tavern was the place to meet, socialize, and enjoy entertainment in early America. This two-day workshop in the gorgeous, spacious Briggs Tavern will examine the tavern’s role in society and permit participants to experience the at-times rollicking atmosphere of a tavern. Topics include drinking and libations, entertainments, and female tavern keepers. A special presentation will explain how the Briggs Tavern was discovered, taken down, and moved to Eastfield for reassembly, and they will also detail some of the ongoing restoration work to this architectural treasure. Attendees will experience a tavern evening including a period tavern fare, learn historic dances, listen to early American music, and be entertained by early American games and magic.

Phil Dunning is a former archeological researcher for Parks Canada and has researched 18th and 19th century American taverns, drinking, and distilling for decades. Anne Lanning is Senior Vice President and head of the Curatorial Department at Historic Deerfield. Robert Olsen is proprietor of Historical Conjuring and Entertainments. William McMillen is Historic Eastfield Foundation board member and retired supervisor of restoration at Historic Richmond Town, Staten Island, N.Y. Peter Schaaphok is Historic Eastfield Foundation President. Sue Braisted has three decades of experience in historical dance and specializes in teaching Baroque and 18th century country dance.

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Historic Eastfield Village

104 Mud Pond Road

East Nassau, NY 12062

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