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Domestic Skills Symposium

Learn about a variety of topics concerning domestic life in the 19th century, including fashion, cuisine, technology, material culture and more!  You must pre-register.  Space is limited.

Saturday Symposium, Nov. 11, 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Our all-day symposium is comprised of an array of lectures spanning the late-18th through mid-19th century, including:


Your Saturday registration includes a buffet luncheon consisting of receipts selected from various 18th- and 19th-century period cookery books!   (Please do keep in mind that historic receipts do not always follow modern-day dietary needs and restrictions, and plan accordingly.)


Check-in begins at 8:00 am on Saturday, Nov. 11, for the symposium.  Check-in will be held in the Conference and Banquet Center (formerly known as the "Meeting Center") adjacent to the main admissions tunnel.


Optional Workshops will be held Pre- and Post-Symposium

For an extra fee, you can also attend pre- and post-conference hands-on workshops in a variety of subjects.  Please refer to last year's downloadable "Informational Booklet" below for an idea of what kind of optional workshops we offer.   Details are still being finalized for this year's workshops and the 2017 booklet and registration form will be posted here as soon as they are available. 

Check-in for optional workshops begins at the Conference and Banquet Center at 8:30 am on Nov. 10 & 12.