Posts Tagged ‘food’

Museum Re-opening Reception

Posted on: June 1st, 2017 by Marketing Development No Comments

Join us for our Museum Re-opening Reception!

Thursday, June 1, 2017, 5.30pm – 8.00pm

  • Drinks & Hors d’Oeuvres
  • Welcome Back Remarks (6.30pm)
  • Museum Open
  • New Exhibition – The Exchange

Tickets: $40 public, $30 for Dumbarton House Members, $50 at the door – BOOK below

Enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres on the upper terrace and south lawn, featuring Martha Washington’s punch.

Docents will  be available in the period rooms to share the history of the house with you. You can also enjoy our exhibitions in the upper galleries, including the engaging new exhibition, The Exchange, which features a rarely-exhibited first printing of the Articles of Confederation (1777).

Book now for this exciting evening of celebration at Dumbarton House in support of our recent, and much-needed, HVAC renovation.  We appreciate your support!

Valentine Tea and Chocolate Tasting

Posted on: February 13th, 2016 by dbh-01


Join us on February 13th for an early celebration of Valentine’s Day. Bring your friends, family or special someone to enjoy tea and chocolates at the historic Dumbarton House. Guests will not only enjoy sweets, but will also be treated to a brief history of chocolates and tea. Take home a lavender sache of your own creation for your valentine.

Tasting at Dumbarton: An Early American Christmas

Posted on: December 10th, 2015 by dbh-01


Part of the Tasting at Dumbarton Series

Tuesday, December 10, 2015 at 6 pm, $15 Member, $20 Nonmember

Learn about the traditions that have shaped how Americans have celebrated Christmas over time, from the Colonial days, to the age of the new republic, to the Victorian days. You’ll discover that Puritans deemed Christmas Day as the perfect day to butcher hogs whereas those on the plantations in the South celebrated with food, music, dancing and games. The history of those notable Christmas candies, cakes, breads, drinks, and cookies will, of course be included in this culinary journey of the Christmas holiday. Participants will have the chance to taste an original version of a sugarplum, a Twelfth Night cake, a classic Christmas cookie, and for a beverage, spiced wassail!

Homeschool History Day: Harvest Time

Posted on: November 18th, 2015 by dbh-01

Summer Camp Biscuits 2

Would you eat oyster flavored ice cream? Could you make cookies with a recipe that has no exact measurements? Using primary sources and observation, students will learn how food was created and consumed at Dumbarton House (Oyster ice cream taste test not included!).




Time: 1-3pm

Cost: $6 students, $3 adults

Age: Programs are open to students ages 5-12.

Register online:

Advance registration strongly encouraged

Tasting at Dumbarton: Taking Tea

Posted on: November 12th, 2015 by dbh-01


Part of the Tasting a Dumbarton Series

Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 6 pm, $15 Member, $20 Nonmember

Learn about the history of the tea drink and the tradition of taking tea as an afternoon snack or evening meal. Learn about the differences between high tea, low tea, and afternoon tea. The similarities and the differences between various popular tea types will be discussed in addition to an exploration of the history of classic tea treats such as the English muffin, crumpet, scone, and clotted cream. The presentation will be followed by the opportunity to taste hot tea, scones, 19th c. Lady Newport teacakes, and lavender shortbread.