Public Engagement

General Public

A Culinary Celebration of America’s Founding Mothers: Martha, Abigail, and Dolley

Monday, January 30, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Wollman Hall, Eugene Lang College 65 West 11th Street Room B500, New York, NY 10003

Culinary historian and chef Joanna Pruess and Kelsey Brow, curator at the King Manor Museum, present a lively dialogue about the legacy of three of America’s First Ladies, Martha Washington, Abigail Adams,
Dolley Madison, and their friends, including a tasting of some recipes.  More than a century before New York women won the right to vote in 1917 (it took three more years for the country to ratify the 19th Amendment), some steadfast and intelligent wives stood alongside their husbands as our nation was created. Even without a ballot, they were an effective force in nurturing Colonial America. Woven into their biographies are details about what they ate, how meals were served, sources for recipes, together with culinary innovations and insightful anecdotes about daily life and this new country. They reveal much of our history and even how we still eat today. Sponsored by the Food Studies Program.

Image: Martha Washington

Event Type

Lectures and Panel Discussions


General Public


Politics, Policy and Government


Schools of Public Engagement, Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students


Food Studies


$20 general public; $10 Non New School students; free for New School students using their university email address as proof for discount. Click the red button on the top right to purchase.

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By Train:
The 4, 5, 6, N, R, Q and L to 14th St./Union Square.
The A, C and E to 14th St. and 8th Ave.
The 1, 2 and 3 to 14th St. and 7th Ave.
The F and M to 14th St. and 6th Ave.
PATH train to 14th St. and 6th Ave.

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