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Foodways of 18th-Century Rhode Island
Eleanor Langham, Site Director at Coggeshall Farm
Explore unique and exciting foodways of 18th-century Rhode Island. Learn how the seasons, local economy, and weather impacted diets and why historic food was far from bland and boring. We will look at historic recipes and techniques, with a focus on some local favorites that are still popular today.
Eleanor first came to Rhode Island to get her undergraduate degree in history and anthropology from the University of Rhode Island. Her master’s degree is in museum studies from Johns Hopkins University. In addition to working at Coggeshall, Eleanor has also worked for Old Slater Mill, the Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center, and Mystic Seaport.