Friday, September 23, 2011

Word of the Day

Our Word of the Day for today is steam. Steam is a slang term for beer that was brewed using non-traditional brewing methods. "Greive's Brewery does NOT make any steam. In fact, Greive's uses methods and receipts (or recipes) from 1803!"

Getting ready for the weekend we are featuring some exciting things on Saturday!

First is a special chocolate presentation in the Town Hall from 11am to 3pm. In the presentation, visitors can see how people in the 19th century obtained chocolate. It goes through the whole process from the cocoa bean on the tree to a cup of hot chocolate! The chocolate being featured is the American Heritage Chocolate from the Mars Company. It is the same receipt as that used in the 19th century. The presentation also talks about different flavors that were added to chocolate, some may surprise you! Visitors can also sample the historic hot chocolate.

The second exciting thing that is happening is the final showing of the season of our "Grand Tour: A Woman's Travels in 1830". This is a special performance lasting 20 minutes in Hosmer's Inn where visitors get to meet a lady traveler, Julia Winner, and hear the stories she has collected on her journey through the area. Visitors will also get to peek inside her travel bag and learn what women traveled with. At the end of the performance, visitors can try a gingernut, a small cookie that was recommended to travel with as a snack. The performance will be held 3 times on Saturday: 11:30am, 1pm, and 2:30pm.

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