Posted by Jane Elizabeth on July 28, 1998 at 13:22:53:
In response to Thank you!, written by Caroline on July 27, 1998 at 21:01:48
The evening was a bit more rustic than JA might have experienced, featuring as it did a tavern supper and ribald storytelling. However, costumed staff in the tap room taught 19th century wagering games, including loo! Unfortunately, with two kids in tow, I didn't have time to learn. We did learn a game called morrice, sort of a cross between a board game and tic tac toe.
Also, we rode in a horse-drawn wagon lit by lanterns, which was very evocative.
My daughter and I took an open-hearth cooking lesson this spring at a tavern restoration near my home in New York. THAT was fun! By the time we sat down to eat, we were working purely by candlelight and firelight, and smelled deeply of wood smoke.
This sort of hands-on, after-hours event is really enjoyable and is offered at many historic sites. One in my area offers a full 19th century dinner and dance, and is always sold out.
Thanks for asking!
- We take a lot for granted in our age.... Roger V 20:24:40 7/28/98 (11)
- Candlelight in "Persuasion" Christy R 08:57:52 7/31/98 (9)
- More on Candlelight--Persuasion, etc. Anna P 11:30:36 7/31/98 (8)
- Even in the 20th C. Carolyn B 07:47:47 8/02/98 (0)
- More light on the subject...... Roger V 23:32:12 7/31/98 (6)
- mirrors would have enhanced the lighting also Gayle 20:18:32 8/01/98 (0)
- Not if Mr. Woodhouse had anything to say about it! ;-) The Mysterious H.C. 13:00:49 8/01/98 (4)
- Candle power Jane Elizabeth 13:59:12 7/29/98 (0)
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