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Tavern Talks: Creating the Perfect (Colonial) Selfie

Today selfies may be all the rage, but in the 18th century portraits were the ultimate one! On September 15th from 7-9 pm at the Chadds Ford Historical Society’s Barns-Brinton House tavern, come learn about the various ways 18th century men and women took “selfies” and what they did to make themselves look their best when Photoshop wasn’t an option. A sampling of activities for the evening include posing for your own portrait “selfie”, testing out 18th century makeup (for women and men), crafting your own silhouette, watching a Colonial portrait artist at work, experiencing some beauty remedies from the period, trying your hand at interactive games and more. Chaddsford Winery will also provide complimentary samples of their delicious seasonal wines. By the end of the night you will learn why being fashionable during that time could also be deadly! Tavern Talks is a monthly experience (not a lecture!) aimed exclusively for adults 21 and older that focuses on unexplored aspects of early American history and culture. Guests will experience history with hands-on activities, food and drink tastings, demonstrations, and more. Tavern Talks takes place at the Chadds Ford Historical Society’s Barns Brinton House, an historic 1714 tavern, located next to the Chaddsford Winery at 630 Baltimore Pike. Admission is $15 for non-members and $10 for members. Tickets must be purchased in advance over the phone, in person or online as space is limited. All attendees must be 21 and older. Interested in what other topics we will be covering this year? Our other 2016 Tavern Talks include: October 13– Very Superstitious: Fears, False Notions and Fables November 10 – All Things Apple! For more info on the CFHS or to purchase tickets, call (610) 388-7376, email us at or visit

Date & Time

September 15, 2016

7:00PM - 9:00PM


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