Join us for the new Domestic Skills Symposium at the Genesee Country Village & Museum! Learn about a variety of topics concerning domestic life in the 19th century, including fashion, cuisine, medicine and more!
Our all-day symposium is comprised of an array of lectures spanning the 19th century, including:
-A survey of printed fabrics from 1780-1860 by Susan Greene, author of Wearable Prints
-Midwifery from colonial times to the Civil War, by Nancy Webster
-A history of 19th century sweets and confections by Patricia Tice
-Kitchen Gardens and Seasonality by Emily Conable.
For an extra fee, you can also attend pre and post- conference workshops on a variety of subjects, including:
-Civil War Cookery
-Dating Fabrics and choosing accurate reproductions
-Making sage cheese
-A Paste [pastry] for all occasions
-Make a rolled sewing case
-Custom Draping workshop
Registration opens September 1st!
Check back for further detail regarding workshops and the symposium, including registration forms!
The museum is open 10 am-4 pm Tues-Sun plus Sept. 1 & Oct. 13. Nature center trails open 10 am-4 pm weekends. All are closed Sept. 2-5.