12:00 - 1:00 The Buzz -- It will be a month away from Battle Road - how are your projects coming? Get advice, inspiration or just commiserate with fellow sewers. Check in with your progress for The Challenge.
Lectures 1pm - 2:30
1pm – 1:40 The Commerce of 18th Century Taverns -- Despite our
contemporary, romantic notions of what an 18th century tavern was, taverns were
businesses. Using primary source materials, including but not limited to, account
books, day books and diaries, we'll take a closer look at the commercial side
of New England taverns.
1:50 – 2:30 Bring This/Not That --Your clothes are spot on, the punch is from a
period recipe, but you are sitting on an Adirondack chair drinking out of a
plastic cup. Nothing kills an impression like the wrong accouterments! We’ll take a visual tour of the types of
furniture, glass & dishware one might have encountered at a New England
tavern in order for you to make more informed choices when selecting items with
which to build your overall impression.
2:45-4 (You will be able to rotate between breakout sessions)
Hive Antiques Roadshow - “Is this item Event-worthy?” We’ll look at what we’ve
been bringing to events and based on what you’ve just learned, everyone will
get to rate these items – Event Worthy? or Leave it Home?
Making – Our Tavern Keeper, Mistress Welch will share some of her favorite
punch making methods and recipes with you. Then sample the goods (Materials
Cost: $2) N.B. Due to house rules –
we’ll be sampling punches without spirits.
– Learn some of the games that were played in New England taverns. A chance to try a few period games, master new skills
at cards, not to mention have some fun.
It is the Sabbath however, so gambling will not be tolerated lest our
tavern keeper lose her license.