Anatomy of a Fireplace

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Join masonry expert Richard Irons for a special behind-the-scenes exploration of the heart of the seventeenth-century house - the chimney. Using the stacks and hearths at these three early houses, Irons identifies original material, discusses the evolution of chimney technology, and explores how changing foodways and cooking methods influenced changing hearth configuration. Bring pictures of your chimney mysteries for his review. Session includes morning refreshments; a boxed lunch maybe be ordered for $10.