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The Culinary Lives of John and Abigail Adams

  • Museum of Old Newbury 98 High Street Newburyport, MA 01950 (map)

Rosana Wan, independent scholar and author of The Culinary Lives of John and Abigail Adams, recently published by Schiffer Publishing Company, will present an evening lecture of the same title.  The lecture is a fascinating and intimate portrait of early American culinary life documented through the letters and diaries of both John and Abigail Adams.  Raised with traditional New England palates, they feasted on cod, roast turkey, mince pie, and plum pudding.  Ms. Wan will also sign copies of her book. 

Rosana Wan received her B.A. with honors in history from Suffolk University in 2011. As an independent scholar, she continues to pursue her studies in the history of the American Revolution, late 18th century culinary culture, and fine arts. She is the first recipient of the John C. Cavanagh Prize in History at Suffolk University in 2011 and a member of the National History Honor Society.  She is a recipient of the 2014 Outstanding New Interpreter Award from the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation.  

Please RSVP for this event to or 978-462-2681. 
Members: $5; Non-Members: $15
Reception at 6:30pm; Program at 7:00pm


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