Led by 18th-century baker Justin Cherry, this program will discuss baking in the clay oven, and feature recipes from colonial Virginia and the south as well as some from Richard Henry Lee's own hand in 1784.

About the Presenter:

Chef/owner of Half Crown Bakehouse (est. 2017), which brings historically accurate made bread and other baked goods of the 18th century to light using traditional methods and grains from the time period.  Justin is from Charleston, SC where Half Crown Bakehouse is based. He has been doing living history since the age of 4.  Justin has been in the food industry for 15 years including 8 years at the renowned Husk Restaurant and a butcher apprenticeship with Dario Cecchini in Italy. He continued his independent research as a 2018-19 fellow at the Fred W. Smith National Library for the study of George Washington where he viewed primary source documents on the foodways of Mount Vernon.  He hopes to continue his research and other projects in the future at many other Historic sites to bring the public's awareness and education of food in the past.

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A National Historic Landmark, Stratford Hall is home to the Lees of Virginia and is located in the Northern Neck of Virginia. Nestled along the Potomac River, Stratford Hall’s nearly 2,000 acres comes to life through the presentation and preservation of the 18th-century Great House, vibrant gardens, natural trails revealing breathtaking river views, and the stories of all who lived here.