New England Pie: History Under A Crust

Sat. Mar 14, 2020 at 1:00pm EDT
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23 days away
$10.00 - $12.00
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New England Pie: History Under A Crust

NEW ENGLAND PIE History Under A Crust


with Author & Historian Dr. Robert S. Cox


Saturday, March 14, 2020  at 1pm.


Pie has been a delectable centerpiece of Yankee tables since Europeans first landed on New England’s shores in the seventeenth century. With a satisfying variety of savory and sweet, author Robert Cox takes a bite out of the history of pie and pie-making in the region.


 From the crackling topmost crust to the bottom layer, explore the origin and evolution of popular ingredients like the Revolutionary roots of the Boston cream.


 Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th; 3, 1, and 4 being the first three significant digits of the mathematical constant. Join Dr. Cox as we celebrate Pi Day and explore the history of New England pie one month at a time, observing all the seasonal fixings that fill New Englanders’ favorite dessert from apple and cherry to pumpkin and squash.  


Rob Cox is head of Special Collections and University Archives at UMass Amherst, an archive that specializes in the history of social change and the histories of New England including the history of food in our region.  As an historian, he has written on American religious movements, Quakers and Native Americans, and New England's foods.


 Book signing to follow the presentation.


 A tasting of delectable pies will be served!

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Cape Cod Museum of Natural History 869 Main Street/Route 6A
Brewster, MA 02631