Colonial Cooking: Wilted Salad

The hearth was the heart of a colonial home. It provided people with warmth, light, and most importantly, food. Almost everything a colonial family ate would have been prepared on the hearth. In this mini-series, I am going to show you how I make some of my hearth cooking staples. Please note that not all … Read more Colonial Cooking: Wilted Salad

What’s in a Name? — America’s First Name

We learn in school that America was named after Amerigo Vespucci. His claim to the name is not due to great heroism or importance, however. He was simply an explorer of the Americas around the year 1500 and a mapmaker of that time thought, “Why not name this new land after him?” And so it … Read more What’s in a Name? — America’s First Name

The Havemeyer Building

Romanesque doesn’t describe most architecture in Greenwich. Richardsonian Romanesque — even less. Yet, one of the most distinctive buildings in the town’s historic municipal center exemplifies that late-nineteenth-century style of architecture. The Havemeyer Building sits gracefully atop a gently sloping hill at the corner of Arch Street and Greenwich Avenue. No doubt the grand Syrian … Read more The Havemeyer Building

Ancient Crafts: Weaving

Weaving is one of the oldest crafts in the world. Even before weaving was used to make cloth the practice of interlacing plants and branches was used to create baskets, shelter, and fences. Cloth traditionally is made one of two ways: weaving or knitting threads. Weaving is the process of interlacing threads in an over-under … Read more Ancient Crafts: Weaving

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