Living History Sunday: Keeping a Colonial Household

Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm

Keeping house in colonial times involved many activities we take for granted in today’s world. Lacking modern conveniences, our foremothers did all the washing, sewing, and spinning by hand. Meals were prepared at an open hearth from food grown or raised on the property, and beer and candles had to be produced in large quantities for even a modest-sized household. While trained doctors were available for more serious illnesses, basic medical needs were often treated with herbs. Join the Friends of Graeme Park for a day of learning about the activities that took place in a colonial household, such as cooking, spinning, brewing beer, washing, ironing, the kitchen and herb gardens, and other chores, plus a few games and playtime activities.