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Blennerhassett Mansion Foodways Special Tour: Blennerhassett Island
July 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
This special Mansion Foodways Tour explains the role that food played in the daily lives of the
Blennerhassett family and their neighbors. Join us on Saturday, July 15, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. on
The term Foodways is defined as an in-depth look at people (the Blennerhassett Family) in a
location (Blennerhassett Island) and examines the procurement, the preparation, and the
presentation of food on their table.
As the tour participants walks through the Mansion we will learn about the foods of the time
period and how the success of social entertainment at the Blennerhassett Mansion depends
upon food whether it was a dinner in the formal Dining Room, Tea in the Parlor, or refreshments
at an Evening of Dancing. Explore seasonality, cooking methods, and food preservation in the
Summer Kitchen. Step back in time with us. This is an exceptional tour and unique to the
The cost of this one-hour event is $5.00 for adults. Call the Blennerhassett Island Historical
State Park museum at 304-420-4800 if you have questions.