Civil War Weekend Edition
What is Happening During Civil War Weekend?
I am so glad you asked that question!
We have a full weekend of events and special programs for you. Join us for the experience and see the new skirmish type battle scene. Our Interpreter, Billy Nations has researched and planned a skirmish based on typical engagements in areas of Arkansas similar to Washington. You do not want to miss this. See you there!
For the full line up of events follow this link-
To see photos of last year's event, follow this link -
After the fighting is over, see what happened in the months leading up to the Red River Campaign by joining the staff and volunteers for Town in Conflict at 3 pm Saturday and Sunday, November 2nd and 3rd.
Arkansas and the Civil War, 1861-1865 Traveling Exhibit is on display
beginning today in the front right room of the Visitor Center until
Sunday, November 10. The exhibit was put together by the Arkansas
Sesquicentennial Commission and is distributed
by the Arkansas Humanities Council. Photographs of Arkansas Civil Ware
related events are included in the panels. Tell everyone you know to
come out and view the exhibit.
Visitor Information Center and Gift Shop
The friendly ladies at the 1874 Courthouse will not only get your oriented to see everything happening this weekend, but they have a variety items for you to purchase and take home with you. Planning has gone into commemorative T shirts, hats, and books augment your visit with us. Have a look around and see what you can't live without!
Williams' Tavern Restaurant Specials
Breakfast is served! Saturday and Sunday mornings! Start your day off right with a warm breakfast and then tour the town. For lunch stop back by for buffet. Yum Yum!
Just Around the Corner
Christmas and Candlelight
December 7 & 14, 2013
Receipt and Recipe
I ran across this on a page that I follow called Dressing the 18th and 19th Century. I love it when I can see favorites of today in early American form. It helps connect people and stories from the past with experiences we can share today. Hope you enjoy!
Crispy Cinnamon Waffles
Take 2 lbs wheat flour, also finely powdered cinnamon, 1 lb white sugar, 1 lb fresh butter and then 4 eggs, the sugar must be pushed through a fine sieve, the flour butter, cinnamon eggs with butter is mixed well together to make a dough and then bake in waffle iron. It is well to cool the dough before baking.
Winkler ms. (Late 18 c.) Salem, NC
A wonderful cook translated the recipe into our terms and it is:
Mix 1 cup of sugar, 1 cup of butter, 2 small eggs; add 1teaspoonful cinnamon and 3 cups flour.This waffle is a rich, crisp treat, delicious and easily baked in an iron.
True Story - When I was young (a long time ago), my memmaw taught me how to make a few food items. One thing that I liked to make was applesauce. She grew up at a time when few things were thrown away, so the peels and cores were used in making Apple Butter. Here is an easier version for our modern life and to make my daddy happy. He loves apple butter.
Crockpot Apple Butter – No Sugar Added
*makes approximately 5-6 pints
Home made apple juice being made to use in the recipe. Store bought is fine too!
- 21 whole Medium-sized Apples (use A Sweet Variety like Jonathan, Gala Or Fuji)
- 4-½ cups Unsweetened Apple Juice
- 6 Tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar
- 3 teaspoons Ground Cinnamon
- 3/4 teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
- 3/4 teaspoon Ground Cloves
- 1/3 teaspoon Sea Salt
Apples cut, cored and seasoned – ready to cook down overnight in the crock pot
1. Core and slice apples with skin on.
Using an apple slicer/corer makes it quick and easy to get all apples
cut before they begin to turn brown. Make sure to cut out any bruised or
2. Add to a 6qt. crockpot, followed by the rest of the ingredients.
Apples cooked down and the immersion blender ready to make the mixture smooth.
3. Stir mixture a few times to coat the apples evenly with the liquid and spices.
4. Cover cook on low for 12 hours or overnight.
5. Turn off the crockpot and allow the
apple mixture to cool for about an hour. The apples should be very
soft and a dark brown color when they’re ready.
Apple butter ready to be canned.
6. Use an immersion blender to blend
apple mixture to a smooth consistency. If you don’t have an immersion
blender, you can pour cooled apples and liquid into a blender and blend
until the mixture is completely smooth.
7. Let the apple butter cool completely
and then store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks, freeze for up to 6
months, or can the apple butter for 10 minutes in a hot water bath.
[See more at http://oldworldgardenfarms.com/2013/09/20/crockpot-apple-butter-recipe-no-sugar-added/ ]