Friday, October 19, 2012

March Hive 2013

Sunday, March 10, 2013

The Tavern Hive

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.

 Breakout Sessions 2:45-4 (You will be able to rotate between breakout sessions)

      The 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?
      Punch 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.
      Gaming – 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.

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