Tag: colonial history

Tapping into the History of Alcohol in the Old Dominion

Virginia has a long list of historic connections to alcohol. Jamestown had the first brewery in the American colonies, the first cookbook published in the American Colonies, The Compleat Housewife; or, Accomplish’d Gentlewoman’s Companion, was reprinted in Williamsburg, Virginia, by William Parks. This book contained recipes for food, medicine, and alcohol. Because of all of these great connections to Virginia and the history of alcohol, the Virginia Historical Society (VHS) decided to create a program called History on Tap, where we take an alcohol recipe from our collection and partner with a brewery, cidery, or meadery to reproduce the beverage.

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“One Manly Soul”: White Masculinities in Late Colonial America

The document display provides a window into how people thought about race, gender, and power in late colonial America.

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Call for Papers: “The Early Colonial Delaware Valley” Symposium

The Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs is seeking interdisciplinary presentations on the archaeology and cultures of the Delaware Valley.

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Author David Veasey to Speak at Morristown Historical Park

Morristown National Historical Park will welcome author David Veasey on March 12, 2016 for an illustrated talk on his book, New Jersey’s Colonial Architecture Told in 100 Buildings.

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Save the Historic Hugg-Harrison-Glover House

The last surviving connection to Bellmawr, New Jersey’s colonial past, the historic brick building is in danger of being demolished. Find out how you can help save it.

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