While this may not be a historical saga, it is a modern one of historical proportions. Many of you, fair readers, may know that we venture out into the unknown often to put on displays on many eras. WWII happens to be one of our largest and most requested displays. This story, however, is notContinue reading “The Great Laundry Wars”
A recipe that has been around for a quite a while, is that of bread soup. It was an easy way to make old bread last and still feed your family. Bread, when stale, could be used to make many things, like dried bread crumbs for cooking, a type of crackers, puddings and soup. TheContinue reading “Bread Soup”
Recently, we noticed some posts resurfacing about the Teye Ba Ring, a gold ring found in the wreck of the Whydah, a known pirate ship. So what was this ring, and more importantly, what was the Whydah? The Whydah was a slave ship, originally built in London, England. It was commissioned as the Whydah GalleyContinue reading “The Teye Ba Ring”
This onion pie is based off of a recipe from 1767 from the Primitive Cookery. It has been modified for a modern audience. The original recipe included things like boiled eggs, apples, onions, nutmeg and more. It is more of a savory than sweet taste for a pie. Our version is below! 1 Pastry ShellContinue reading “Onion Pie”
The early industrial revolution provided a vast alteration in the consumer culture and fashion of women in the early to mid-19th century, with innovations, a change in economy and a push for consumerism. The women’s local economy before this industrial push was responsible for much of the creation of handspun items like cloth and notContinue reading “Material Matters of the Early 19th Century”
While World War I may not have shown economic growth in the cotton industry in the United States, the following war, World War II would. With the United states leading in manufacturing during the war, the nations found itself with a surplus of cotton. The Berry Amendment aided a bit with this production, forcing allContinue reading “U.S. Cotton in WWII”
Recently, on a trip to pick up larger historical items (post about that coming soon), a few of our group members happened upon a fun book shop. As many historians are aware, book shops call to you in a way that cannot be denied. Of course we were impelled to enter, and purchase many manyContinue reading “The Diary of Samuel Sewall”
We had a few requests for a written version of our cooking video yesterday for a conventional stove top. It’s located above! Enjoy!
Now up on our Youtube, we have a new 18th Century Cooking video with the 1711 Solomon Goffe House. Learn how easy it is to make apple dumplings! (Click the title to see the video if viewing from our main page!)
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