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Riversdale House Museum Virtual Lecture Press Release

Arts and Entertainment

May 10, 2021

From: Riversdale House Museum

SUITABLY COOL AND IMPECCABLY CLEAN: BUTTER AND CHEESE MAKING

IN EARLY MARYLAND VIRTUAL LECTURE

Riverdale Park, MD— The Riversdale House Museum is excited to announce a new lecture with foodways historian, Joyce White. Butter and cheese making often offered women the opportunity to earn extra income for their families. This farm-to-table journey will use primary documentation and evidence to share details of the butter business run by Rosalie Calvert, of the dairy farm operated by her son, Charles Benedict, and of the lives of the enslaved and free workers who made these ventures successful.

While this event is free, advance registration is required. Participants must have a computer with the capabilities to use Zoom with video camera and microphone to engage. An email with link and detailed instructions will be sent out closer to the event.

Registration may be completed at www.pgparksdirect.com or via this direct link: https:// tinyurl.com/ButterCheese21. For more information, email riversdale@pgparks.com ; TTY 301-699-2544; or visit our website at www.history.pgparks.com