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Blennerhassett Mansion Foodways Special Tour

July 16, 2022 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

“Mansion Foodways” is a unique tour that explains the role that food played in the daily lives of the Blennerhassett family and their neighbors. 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. This interpretative program begins at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 16, 2022 on Blennerhassett Island. The program is approximately one hour in length.

As your hosts escort you through the Mansion you’ll learn about the foods of the time period (early 1800s) 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 at the Blennerhassett Mansion Foodways Tour. The cost of this one-hour event is $5.00 for adults. NOTE: You must purchase this Special Tour ticket at the Blennerhassett Museum before getting on the boat. This tour begins immediately upon arrival on the Island.

“Blennerhassett Mansion Foodways Special Tour” is one of four special interpretative programs during the 2022 Saturday History Series held on the 3rd Saturday at Blennerhassett Historical Island State Park. Call Blennerhassett Museum at 304-420-4800 with questions, ticket information or for additional details.


July 16, 2022
10:30 am - 11:30 am
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