Sept. 17, 2016: INTERSECTION AUSTERLITZ

The 2nd Annual INTERSECTION AUSTERLITZ event: “Costume & Culture: Designs for Life” takes place on Saturday, September 17, 2016 from 9:00am through 4:30pm. This year the special program celebrates fashion and fabrics with workshops, exhibits, demonstrations, presentations and tours. The day of activities begins with a welcome at the new Austerlitz Town Hall, then moves to the Spencertown Academy Arts Center, followed by a visit to Old Austerlitz (where you are invited to have lunch on the grounds). The afternoon concludes at Millay at Steepletop. All three venues are located within minutes of one another and will stay open until 4:30pm. Advance reservations are closed. $35 tickets may be purchased at all the venues on Saturday and include all activities and programs except the boxed lunch.  Attendees are welcome to bring their own and enjoy a picnic on the grounds of Old Austerlitz. Click on the link to see a copy of the brochure:  2016 Intersection Austerlitz-Trifold Special Presentations and Treats EXCLUSIVELY for Passport Holders:  10:00am: Spencertown Academy Arts Center Milliner Victoria DiNardo will lead a hands-on workshop to create a headband/mini-fascinator. Materials supplied will be a covered headband, ribbon, feathers, fabric flowers and netting, needles, thread, and glue. Attendees are welcome to bring any ornament or materials they may want to use to create their custom piece. Advance Preview of:  “HAT, HATS, AND MORE HATS!” — A three-part gallery showing, featuring the works and tools of Victoria DiNardo, Milliner, Sarah Conly, Costume Designer, and Elizabeth Walters, Feather Entrepreneur. 12:00pm:  Old Austerlitz Grounds Enjoy your gourmet boxed lunch. 1:00pm:  The Morey-Devereaux Barn at Old Austerlitz Wearing period costume and speaking in the first person, Phyllis Chapman brings a distinguished American woman and the shift to industrialization to life in her interactive presentation, “Lucy Larcom: A New England Mill Worker in the 19th Century.” Lucy Larcom, later to become a noted poet, abolitionist, and educator, began her working life in a New England textile factory in the 1830s. As a young mill worker, Lucy tells about the working and living conditions that many young farm girls experienced in the early days of America’s Industrial Revolution, as they hoped to make a better life for themselves. Using rear screen projection images, as well as props and creative hands-on activities for the audience, Chapman demonstrates the tasks involved in textile production, the development of mechanization, and the structure of a mill, which...
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June 27-28, 2015: Intersection Austerlitz

          COME &        CELEBRATE!          Herbs in art          Herbs in gardens          Herbs in cookery   The Austerlitz Historical Society — in collaboration with the Edna St. Vincent Millay Society at Steepletop and the Spencertown Academy Arts Center — has scheduled an exciting weekend event.  The three organizations will jointly host “A Celebration of Herbs in the Gallery, Garden and Kitchen” during the weekend of June 27-28, 2015.  All three sites will be open for workshops, exhibits, lectures, tours, demonstrations, activities, and more. See below for program details and links to all locations. Themed events will be scheduled at each venue throughout the weekend. All WORKSHOPS require registration in advance.  (The registration link for Workshops at Old Austerlitz is included below.) Boxed LUNCHES must be ordered in advance.  (See “Old Austerlitz — Boxed Lunches” below for information and an order link.  Please note that the deadline for ordering is midnight on Thursday, June 25th.)   AT OLD AUSTERLITZ: Workshops:  Culinary Herbs in the Kitchen – Open Hearth Cooking (Pre-Registration Required; Please note that registration closes at midnight on Thursday, June 25th or as the workshops are filled.) Free Herbal Demonstrations & Activities – fun for children and adults (more info below) Live Music Boxed Lunches (Advance Order Only; Please note that the deadline for ordering is midnight on Thursday, June 25th.) Picnic Facilities – bring a blanket or use one of our picnic tables.  (In case of rain, our barn will be open for indoor picnic-ing.) Old Austerlitz grounds, open Sat & Sun-9:00am — 5:00pm, Free Admission Visit our historic buildings: Morey-Devereaux House, One-Room Schoolhouse & Church — open for viewing throughout the weekend between 11:00am and 3:00pm.   Workshops:   Culinary Herbs—Hearth Cooking   REGISTRATION CLOSES ON SUNDAY MORNING, JUNE 28TH or AS WORKSHOPS ARE FILLED 3 workshops daily.  Limited to 10 participants. Taught by food historian and cooking expert, Lavada Nahon (Philipsburg Manor, Van Cortlandt Manor, Historic Food Works).  Enjoy tea and treats together in one of our parlor rooms as you share the food you have just prepared in our 1830’s kitchen.  All sessions will include information on how to cook with herbs, and historic and modern methods for preserving and storing herbs. (Workshops $25)    The Workshop Menus (same for both days): #1 Morning Session 9am-11am: Waffles with sweet herb butters Marjoram pudding Dressed Eggs with herbs...
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