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Flashback Barbecue


Settle down in your time machine, and get ready to chow down at a barbecue—18th-century style.

This afternoon flashback takes place at the John Dickinson plantation in Dover on October 15. Admission is free, and the event is open to the public.

The outdoor party features demonstrations in early American domestic arts from Past Masters, an educational organization dedicated to research, demonstration, and interpretation of English domestic activities prevalent in William Penn’s world during the Colonial period (1681-1783) with emphasis on the period of the American Revolution. Additional activities will include wagon rides, paper quilling, story readings, outdoor games, music and silhouettes.

The John Dickinson plantation was the boyhood home and country estate of John Dickinson, one of the founding fathers of the United States, signer of the U.S. Constitution and “Penman of the Revolution.” The plantation features Dickinson’s original 1740 brick home, reconstructed farm buildings and a log’d dwelling, surrounded by rich agricultural lands stretching down to the banks of the St. Jones River.

For more information, call 302.739.3277.

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