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Thanksgiving Kitchen Tours

Saturday, November 24, 2018,  1 ‑ 5pm

This self-guided tour allows visitors to explore the story of the 1860s origins of the Thanksgiving holiday and the foodways reflected in the menu.

Visitors will experience two unique historic cooking demonstrations of rural 18th and 19th century families in the Guyon-Lake-Tysen Farmhouse and Basketmaker’s House.

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The Artisans of Historic Richmond Town

Cheyney McKnight is a living historian and material culture researcher who has focused her studies on the African-American experience in the 18th and 19th centuries, with an emphasis on the daily lives of African-American women. Cheyney was trained by the National Association of Interpretation,...
Tinsmith Artisan Annie Wickersty has been involved with Historic Richmond Town since she started as a tinsmith shop apprentice in the mid-90's. Her favorite thing about tinsmithing is the opportunity to learn about everyday life in the past through studying and making common household objects of...
Carpentry Artisan Norm Pederson has one rule in his carpentry shop: everything must be hand-crafted with tools that existed before 1860. The 1836 building is furnished as a rural shop at it would have appeared sometime before 1860. Norm crafts the typical items produced in shops like this,...