You are invited to join Clarissa Lynch Clifton, the Open Fire Pit cooking historian at the William Harris Homestead from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017. She will be preparing dishes that were popular in the 1800’s and demonstrating methods, implements, and recipes handed down to her through the years. She is planning on roast pork, “meager” soup, and a “real” fruit cake.
In addition, Doc Watson and his blacksmithing apprentices will be hammering out Christmas tunes on the anvil and making wrought iron implements that will make unique Christmas gifts and docents, dressed in the style of the day, will be talking about customs and traditions of times long ago. Visitors can make a cotton angel or corn husk doll or other ornaments with natural
supplies from the Harris woods.