Bob Wood, historian, writer, artist, and teacher, announces his Sunday schedule of history talks for May and June 2017, held at Studio B, 39A East Philadelphia Avenue in Boyertown, PA. Each talk is scheduled between 1:00-2:00 p.m. Talks are free and open to the public.
May 21: “Casting Cannons for the Revolutionary War”—In 1776, furnace masters at the local iron furnaces had no idea how to cast cannons. They were about to learn.
June 11: “Pennsylvania Dutch Redware: clay, glazes, firing the kiln”—There were at least 300 local potters during the 18th and 19th centuries.
June 18: “Pennsylvania German Bake Ovens: their construction and use”—It’s safe to say that almost every Germanic household, both large and small, had a bake oven that was filled every Friday with various breads, pies, custards, cookie and all manner of other good things.
Wood has written 4 volumes of essays on local history and is a long time researcher, writer, and speaker on Pennsylvania Dutch (German) folk culture. Wood has established himself as one of the foremost experts on the subject in this area.
Please visit studiobbb.org for more information.