Based on the bar tab that our Founding Fathers ran up after the 1787 Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia. Sample Madeira, claret (Bordeaux), porter, beer, hard cider, and punch, plus entertaining commentary from educator John Mooney. [...]
Popular lecturer Bob Bell will talk about food traditions in Windsor, from 18th and 19th century taverns, to beloved community restaurants like the Windsor House, Carville’s, and Bart’s, to emerging new culinary venues like Lilly’s [...]
Please join us at the Oliver Ellsworth Homestead (778 Palisado Avenue, Windsor) on Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 2 p.m. as Keith Stavely and Kathleen Fitzgerald discuss Amelia Simmons’ 1796 American Cookery, and what this [...]
The main idea behind the Society’s Strong-Howard House is to transport guests back to the year 1810, when the Howard family dwelt within the home. Families such as the Howards had to contend with shifting predicaments throughout the year, ranging from frigid indoor temperatures in the winter to swarms of pests in the summer.
By the time the Howard family lived in what we now call the Strong-Howard House, colonial “cuisine” had moved far beyond those early staples Indian pudding and Sally Lunn bread. Initially, American cookery reflected [...]