March 29, 2016
Contact: Melinda Day
Step back in time and make pie the 1860 way! On Saturday, April 9th, 2016, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park will offer a 3-hour baking workshop, where participants will have the chance to bake and enjoy a slice of fresh fruit pie baked the 19th century way.
Learn about the connections between the town’s early industrial history and modern issues such as climate change and a dependence on fossil fuels. Compare 19th century baking methods and discover how the historic Victorian system of food production can be applied today to help reduce an individual’s carbon footprint and mitigate climate change.
A workshop fee of $50.00 for adult participants covers baking ingredients and instruction by park staff in woodstove oven management. This event is suitable for children 12 and up with an attending parent. Visit the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park Historic Trades Workshop web page for information about registering for this workshop. Registration closes on April 2nd, 2016 and is limited to 10 participants.