Native American foodways will be featured in the next Virtual Ephrata Academy program from the Historic Ephrata Cloister. Susan McLellan Plaisted will share her research into the historic lifestyle, foods, and cooking processes of the Eastern Woodland Indians including Lenape, Iroquois, and Wampanoag. Her talk will intertwine ethnobotanical research, European narratives, and archaeological information to explore the food culture that awaited European settlers to the New World. Plaisted, is the Proprietress of Heart to Hearth Cookery, a food history business based in Bucks County. She has interpreted 17th through 19th century Colonial American and European foodways along with the foodways traditions of Native Americans including food use, process, and preservation of grown, hunted, and foraged foods. The free program from the Historic Ephrata Cloister is offered on Zoom on Thursday, October 14 at 7:00 p.m. Advance registration is required and can be made at the website www.EphrataCloister.org by following the link under the Upcoming Events on the homepage.
The Virtual Ephrata Academy program is presented on the second Thursday of each month except December by the Historic Ephrata Cloister. The November Virtual Academy will feature a look at the history of candy and sweets including clear toy candy.
Historic Ephrata Cloister, the place where Ephrata began, is a National Historic Landmark administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission with support from the Ephrata Cloister Associates.
Phone: (717) 733-6600
Ephrata, Pennsylvania 17522