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Feb
23
Thu
Food On Both Fronts: Canning and Preserving with Mrs. Wheelbarrow
Feb 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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Thursday, February 23, 2017, 5:30pm

Cathy Barrow, blogger and author of Mrs. Wheelbarrow’s Practical Pantry, demonstrates canning with practical tips on modern food preservation right in the historic kitchen of the Woodrow Wilson House.   Come learn about the history of food preservation during the WWI era and techniques for today, take home some delicious recipes and a tasty sample jar from the day’s demonstration!
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During World War I food preservation was not just a practical pastime, but a patriotic necessity! Feeding the Allied force meant stringent economy at home. Numerous pamphlets were distributed by the War Garden Commission to guide amateurs in canning and drying. More than 1.4 million quarts of canned goods resulted.  Today’s social activism and food chain concerns are leading us back to the idea of urban farming and food preservation for family consumption.  Join us in learning more about the useful art of canning.

Ms. Barrow will also be available to sign her book during the program.
This program is part of a series commemorating WWI.

About Cathy Barrow
Cathy Barrow is a food writer, cooking teacher and food preservation expert. Barrow writes the “BRING IT” column in the Washington Post’s Food section. She has written for the New York Times, Garden and Gun, The Local Palate, Modern Farmer, Saveur, Southern Living, NPR, and National Geographic, among others. She teaches cooking classes around the world. Cathy lives in Washington, DC, with her husband, Dennis and two terriers. Her first cookbook, Mrs. Wheelbarrow’s Practical Pantry, won the prestigious IACP Award for best single-subject cookbook.

Images:  Cathy Barrow, Allrecipes ©2014; Preserve, Carter Housh, ca 1918.

Mar
1
Wed
Vintage Game Night – March 1 @ President Woodrow Wilson House
Mar 1 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
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Join us on the first Wednesday of every month, from 5:30 – 8pm, for our Vintage Game Night!

MARCH 1st Vintage Game Night is sponsored by DC Brau Brewing Company – enjoy great craft beer from a local business!

The museum will be open after hours for this happy hour event. $15 ticket price includes entrance to the museum, 2 drink vouchers, gaming munchies, and all-you-can-play vintage board games. Additional drinks can be purchased for $5 each.

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Located just above Dupont Circle, the President Woodrow Wilson House is the authentically furnished 1920s home where our 28th President moved from the White House. Lounge where Wilson would have lounged, play games the Wilson family would have played (from the 1920s, 30s and 40s) and enjoy a unique game night experience unlike anything else in DC.

Tickets are best purchased online. Limited walk-ins are taken on a first come, first served basis. We hope to see you there!

Questions or concerns? sandrews@woodrowwilsonhouse.org

 

Apr
5
Wed
Vintage Game Night – April 5 @ President Woodrow Wilson House
Apr 5 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
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Join us on the first Wednesday of every month, from 5:30 – 8pm, for our Vintage Game Night!

APRIL 5th Vintage Game Night is sponsored by DC Brau Brewing Company – enjoy great craft beer from a local business!

The museum will be open after hours for this happy hour event. $15 ticket price includes entrance to the museum, 2 drink vouchers, gaming munchies, and all-you-can-play vintage board games. Additional drinks can be purchased for $5 each.

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Located just above Dupont Circle, the President Woodrow Wilson House is the authentically furnished 1920s home where our 28th President moved from the White House. Lounge where Wilson would have lounged, play games the Wilson family would have played (from the 1920s, 30s and 40s) and enjoy a unique game night experience unlike anything else in DC.

Tickets are best purchased online. Limited walk-ins are taken on a first come, first served basis. We hope to see you there!

Questions or concerns? sandrews@woodrowwilsonhouse.org