Genesee Country Village & Museum’s Domestic Skills Symposium 

The Genesee Country Village & Museum is hosting its Domestic Skills Symposium November 10th through the 12th. 

 Saturday, November 11th is filled with exceptional lectures covering 18th and 19th century domestic topics:

  • Manuscript Cookbooks as Documents of Social and Family History,” by Peter G.Rose, author and food historian at, South Salem, NY
  • Street Foods of the Late 18th and 19th Century,” by Nancy Webster, Curator of National Friends Historical Association
  •  “Store it, Cook it, Eat it. The Potter Made it All.” by Mark Presher, Master Potter at Genesee Country Village & Museum, Mumford, NY
  •  “Calico Capers” by Patricia Tice, Curator, John L. Wehle Gallery, Genesee Country Village & Museum, Mumford, NY

On Friday and Sunday, a wide selection of workshops are offered. I will be teaching both days this year! 

    On Friday: Exploring the Work-box: Tools and Trims 

      Explore tools and techniques used to create the trims, finishes and special touches on nineteenth century garments and accessories. During this workshop, attendees will discover the techniques used on original garments and how to reproduce the look while developing their own sample book. Both antique and eproduction tools will be available to use. Some types of trims we will explore: ruching, pleating, pinking with pinking dies and pinking machines.

      On Sunday: A Sampler of Pincushions 
      Make two or three small period styles of pincushions. All 
      materials for your chosen designs will be provided and instructions for all 
      designs will be given to each attendee. Participants should bring: a sewing 
      basket with scissors, thimble, pins, needle, seam ripper, marking 
      pencil/pen and a notepad. 

       Visit to learn all about the Domestic Skills Symposium and Register!!!

      Btw – I am totally giddy that my photo heads the Symposium page!

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