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  • Join us at Updike Farmstead for the 2nd annual HistoryFest! This year’s theme is “Edible History.” Bring a picnic lunch (or snack!) to enjoy on the grounds, along with music and lawn games. Admission is free! Activities: Hands-on Cooking for Families (recommended for ages 8 and up) 1:30 and 3:00 PM Edible History’s Brianna Nurse brings you a food history experience that focuses on the ingredients and cooking styles of New Jersey residents of the past. The class is structured as a group learning experience, with a mini-lecture, followed by hands-on cooking activity. Return to New Jersey during the pre-colonial and colonial time period to create dishes used from ingredients of the Lenni-Lenape and European settlers. This class will highlight the seasonal food lifestyles of both groups, including their diets, farming, and food storage practices. Revolutionary Tea 2:30 PM History on the Hoof’s Stacy Roth presents her signature costumed presentation, which includes the social history of the era, as well as quotations, poetry, prose, and songs about the popular and once controversial beverage. Open Archive Ongoing, 1:00 – 4:00 Interact with little-seen artifacts and documents from HSP’s collection related to classic Princeton restaurants and food culture. HSP’s Curator of Collections and Research will be on hand to share information and answer any questions. In addition, between 1:00 and 3:00, a representative from the Peacock Inn will be there to share historical knowledge of the iconic property, as well as their vision for its future. HistoryFest is made possible by the generous support of Charles Schwab.

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