I didn’t get a Thanksgiving podcast scheduled this year, which is probably a good thing since I’ve got the begginnings of what I hope isn’t a nasty cold. 😦 But that shouldn’t stop you from checking out what I did for Thanksgiving in years past.
My favorite Thanksgiving quote:
I interviewed the spokesmodel for Thanksgiving herself Kathleen Wall of Plimouth Plantation. Kathleen represents foodways programming at the ultimate Pilgrim site all year.
Another year I interviewed Sandy Oliver, co-author of Giving Thanks: Thanksgiving Recipes and History, from Pilgrims to Pumpkin Pie and former editor of the late and VERY much lamented Food History News.
Back in 2013 I put together a program on Thanksgiving that I co-presented with Kathleen at the Association of Living History Farms and Museums focused on how we owe the Victorians, not the Pilgrims for the Thanksgiving we celebrate today. I called it Thanksgiving: From Pilgrim to Pioneer. I shared my handout from that presentation. I’m still available to give both this program and my Laura Ingalls Wilder Thanksgiving program.
This year I wrote a post for the official Little House on the Prairie website.
UPDATED November 20 2018: I changed the link to a more updated version of my history of Thanksgiving program and handout. Then I put in my current signature block.
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