Date(s) - Friday, Oct 31, 2014
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Genesee Country Village & Museum
Learn about domestic life in the 19th century from fashion to cuisine and medicine and gardening in this first-time Domestic Symposium to be held Friday through Sunday, Oct. 31 through Nov. 2 at Genesee Country Village and Museum, 1410 Flint Hill Rd., Mumford.
Nationally known experts present talks on early fabrics, gardening, midwifery and confections on Saturday, while Friday and Sunday offer some two dozen tours and hands-on workshops.
Topics as diverse as Civil War cooking, turning flax into linen, making an iron trivet (blacksmithing), book binding, creating personal dressmaking patterns and choosing reproduction fabrics are available.
The symposium is $75. The registration deadline is Oct. 15. Cost of workshops varies.
All participants must register to participate in the symposium & workshops. Please note: if paying by check, please call or e-mail for workshop availability and registration total.
Download the registration form, fill it out with credit card information or include check, and mail it with payment to: GCV&M ATTN: Domestic Skills Symposium, PO Box 310, Mumford, NY 14511
Or call the Program Registrar at (585) 294-8218.
Saturday Symposium (9am-4pm)
The all-day symposium is comprised of an array of lectures spanning the 19th century, including:
A survey of printed fabrics from 1760-1860 by Susan Greene, author of Wearable Prints
Midwifery from colonial times to the Civil War, by Nancy Webster
A history of 19th-century sweets and confections by Patricia Tice
What people grew and how we know by Emily Conable.
Friday & Sunday Workshops (9:30am-4pm)
For an extra fee, you can also attCheesemaking at Jones Farmend pre and post-conference workshops on a variety of subjects, including:
Civil War Cookery
Making Sage Cheese
A Paste [pastry] for Every Occasion
Make a Rolled Sewing Case
Learn to Spin Wool or Flax
Custom Draping for Your Personal Bodice Pattern
Make a Hand-bound Notebook or Journal
Learn to Make Gum Paste and Confectionery Pyramids
Recreate a Day Cap from the Susan Greene Historic Clothing Collection
And much more!