History Speaks: Foodways of the 19th Century

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Sunday November 6

1:00 PM  –  2:00 PM


Join us for a thematic tour of the Moses Myers House on the first Sunday of the month. 


This month, Karen Dutton will lead the tour featuring the 19th-century dining practices of the Myers family. We will sneak a peek into their pantry, view the food ledger, and using a translation of their German cookbook, attempt to answer that age-old question, "What's for Dinner?" 


About the Myers House:

The Moses Myers House is significant as the most intact, best documented, and surviving, known Jewish residence in the United States of any period before 1800. Moses Myers, an early American entrepreneur, built the house to accommodate his growing family. Initially situated in a very rural setting, the federal-style house set a new standard of sophistication for the rapidly expanding City of Norfolk. It was passed down through five generations of the Myers family who lived in the house from 1795–1931.


Free for Museum members, $5 for non-members

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