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History of 18th Century Foodways at Gadsby’s Tavern

Photo © Old Town Post

History of 18th-Century Foodways

Date: Wednesday, April 27, Doors open at 7 p.m., Lecture begins at 7:30 p.m.

Cost: $12 per person.  Tickets available online at shop.alexandriava.gov


Description: Ellen Donald, consultant for Gadsby’s Tavern Museum’s recent faux food project, will examine the layers of this complex project, from selecting the new faux food menu to how and by whom food would historically be prepared.

Gadsby’s Tavern Museum is located at 134 N. Royal Street in Old Town, Alexandria.  In the late 18th and early 19th centuries, Gadsby’s Tavern was the center of social and political life in Alexandria and the new Federal City of Washington.  The tavern served as the premier gathering place for residents – including George Washington – and visitors to eat, drink, learn, and influence history. Gadsby’s Tavern Museum is located in the heart of Old Town Alexandria. For more information, please visit www.gadsbystavern.org.

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