A love of history, health and herbs

Becky White-Schooner is well known for her Apron presentation. Aprons are one of these items that evoke a sense of home and comfort. This presentation revolves around the history of aprons, the important role they have played and Becky shares some lovely stories from her family history involving some treasured aprons. Also, we look at a wide variety of aprons from different time periods and discuss textile and fashion history. 


Becky also speaks on - 

Herbs used on the Civil War Battlefront - a very insightful look at how plant medicine was used when medical supplies were scarce and many doctors had little training. Plant medicine was the life savior for many soldiers both North and South. This is a very interesting presentation that will intrigue history buffs and plant lovers! 


Essential Oils

Currently essential oils are enjoying some notoriety of sorts. There are many making big claims and promises. While oils are the essence of the plant don't be duped into believing they will heal or cure you. We are whole and perfect - oils are only part of a holistic system. We will learn about the big mid-level marketing oil companies - what they offer - how they differ and what questions you need to ask before buying in. Oils are amazing and when uses properly can be wonderfully supportive and offer some wonderful benefits. My issue with these mlm's is that they are only after profit and there are a bunch of well meaning people out there selling oils when they really don't know what plant medicine is. Some are making claims that aren't entirely true. When buying oils - vet out the person, are they an herbalist, what have they studied? Buying oils can be a great experience or a really bad one. 


Jane Austen 

This presentation is about Jane herself, who she was, what she was like, learn about the woman that brought some of the most beloved characters in literature alive. We'll discuss her upbringing, her letters and some events in her life that may have influenced her writings. 


Vintage Cookbooks - Cookbooks of old were more about how to be a "Good" wife than just a collection of recipes. Manners, how to keep a home, how to catch a husband and keep him happy. See, not just a cup of flour and a pinch of salt! You will be surprised and maybe even shocked at the information in vintage cookbooks. We will explore cookbooks from the 1800's to now and see how these books helped to shape homes across America.

Tea Leaf Reading - Join us for an entertaining afternoon reading our fortunes in a cuppa. Reading tea leaves was once quite commonplace for ladies enjoying tea together. Learn the many secrets of reading tea leaves in your own cup!










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