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Cabin Cooking Encampment Making Tarts Waiting for dinner

Foods of the Frontier --

Sunday, June 23, 1-4 pm

What did we eat out here on the Western Pennsylvania frontier? How did we cook our food? Watch & Learn!

Naturally, it depended very much on your circumstances. A hunter living for weeks in the woods ate mostly what he found. The settlers, struggling to feed their families in those early years ate simple meals of what they could grow, hunt or collect. Soldiers on the move had their rations, while the Tavern keeper needed meals and beverages for his public.

Both hunters and settlers had a need to preserve their meats by first salting, and then smoking them.

Throughout the village, you will visit with all these folks as they go about their everyday tasks, preparing their daily meal. Stop to chat and learn more about their way of life.

As always, school will also be in session in the one-room school house and the village blacksmith, spinners & weavers, and woodworkers will be busy with their trades.

See you soon in the 18th Century!

Admission: Adults: $5, Children: $3, DLMA members are free

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Finished Tarts

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