GCV&M 2015 Domestic Skills Symposium

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October 23, 2015 - 5:00 pm Deadline for early registration discount

Join us for our second Domestic Skills Symposium at the Genesee Country Village & Museum on Nov. 7!  Learn about a variety of topics concerning domestic life in the 19th century, including fashion, cuisine, and more! 

Our all-day (9am-4pm) symposium is comprised of an array of lectures spanning the 19th century, including:

  • Chemical Leavening Discoveries from the 18th Century to the 19th Century, by Jonathan Townsend, owner of Jas. Townsend and Son, Inc.
  • Charlotte Otis LeRoy: A 19th-Century Life Through Receipts by Lynn Belluscio, Director of the LeRoy House
  • "She has enough to be comfortable with...":  Beds, bedding, coverlets and blankets. Clothing the bed in rural New York in the 19th century, By Rabbit Goody, Owner of Thistle Hill Weavers
  • A Highland Fling: Tartans, Tams, Plaids and Paisley by Patricia Tice, curator of the John L Wehle Gallery

Sewing a cap at Foster

On Saturday, registration includes a full luncheon composed entirely of delectable 18th and 19th-century period receipts!


Optional hands-on workshops on November 6 and 8 include, weaving, game cookery on the hearth, cheesemaking, learn to quilt on a repro winter hood, sewing a repro period day cap, make a sampler of period pin cushions, make a housewife of pockets, marzipan, etc, etc, & etc!

A registration form complete with costs and an updated workshop listing can be found by clicking here.

For additional questions or information please contact our Program Registrar, Bridgette Fortner, (585) 294-8218, or events@gcv.org