Windows Through History

Windows Through History© is an award winning “hands on” living history series for young ladies ages 7 to 14. Each class is geared for girls to experience dancing, cooking, sewing, a craft as well as attend a social of the various time periods shown below. To give the session a more historical flavor, girls will be dressed in the proper period clothing straight from the closets of the William Vicary Mansion. Classes are held on Saturdays between 10:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

2021 Sessions:

Session I – 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Fee: $22 per session payable in advance of each class. Reservations are on a first come, first serve basis, and are NOT guaranteed until payment is received. Class size limited. Contact the Foundation for more information.

January -Cancelled —– 1860’s Civil War Making a cloth doll; hand quilting a potholder;  making potato soup, cranking home made ice cream, baking gingerbread, drinking switchel and root beer

February Cancelled —– 1890’s Victorian Sewing a crazy quilt patch on a treadle sewing machine; embroidering the crazy quilt patch; baking Waldorf Astoria red cake, making tea sandwiches and Postum

April -Cancelled– 1920’s Roaring Twenties Making a tissue flower; sewing a felt cloche hat, utilizing an electric sewing machine; making Caesar’s salad, vichyssoise soup, pineapple upside down cake; fruit cocktail, Kool-Aid

May-Cancelled —– 1940’s World War II Weave a potholder with loops of stretchy fabric on a metal loom; sew a Mother’s Blue Star Banner; and make a meal with limited ingredients due to war time rationing: meatloaf, macaroni and vegetables, spice cake and Shirley Temple

September 25, 2021 —– 1750’s Eastern Woodlands Indian Making a small bracelet out of wampum beads; sewing a leather amulet bag; grinding corn with a mortar and pestle; cooking corn and bean soup, and cornmeal mush/fried mush, cooking pumpkin, watermelon and “sumac” lemonade

October 2, 2021 —– 1770’s Frontier Beaver County The use of a drop spindle and treadling of a spinning wheel; sewing a ladies pocket; cooking turnip soup, baking shrewsberry cakes and tea

November 6 or 13, 2021 —– 1800’s Lewis & Clark The art of paper quilling; sewing a “reticule” or small hand bag; cooking salt pork fried in cornmeal; baking apple tarts and cinnamon water

December 11, 2021 —– 1820’s Vicary Mansion Weaving a bookmark on a hand loom; sewing a pincushion; making homemade sausage with fried apple, baking jumbles (cookies) and hot chocolate