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Ephrata Virtual Academy

Date(s): 10/14/2021
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Native American Foodways with Susan McLellan Plaisted

Susan McLellan Plaisted will share her research into the historic lifestyle, foods, and cooking processes of the Eastern Woodland Indians including Lenape, Iroquois, and Wampanoag. Her talk will intertwine ethnobotanical research, European narratives, and archaeological information to explore the food culture that awaited European settlers to the New World.  Plaisted, is the Proprietress of Heart to Hearth Cookery, a food history business based in Bucks County. She has interpreted 17th through 19th century Colonial American and European foodways along with the foodways traditions of Native Americans including food use, process, and preservation of grown, hunted, and foraged foods.

The free program from the Historic Ephrata Cloister is offered on Zoom on Thursday, October 14 at 7:00 p.m. Advance registration is required.

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Ephrata Cloister

Administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission:
Josh Shapiro, Governor – Hayley Haldeman, Chair – Andrea Lowery, Executive Director

Ephrata Cloister is one of 26 historic sites and museums on the Pennsylvania Trail of History. For more information or to request a free 24-page visitor guide, visit or phone toll free 1-866-PATRAIL.

The Ephrata Cloister Associates is a non-profit organization that works in partnership with the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, supporting the mission of preservation and education at this National Historic Landmark.

Anne Brossman Sweigart Charitable Foundation
Irene Weidman Charitable Foundation
Ephrata National Bank
Black Forest Brewery/Americana 1777 Inn
A Woman’s Club of Ephrata
The Historic Ephrata Cloister April Open Hours: CLOSED Monday and Tuesday, OPEN 9am - 4pm Wednesday through Saturday, and OPEN 12pm - 4pm Sunday.