Weekend Workshops – Colonial Cookery: Blueberry Pie


Wild blueberries have been consumed by Indigenous peoples of New England for thousands of years. Colonial settlers also harvested blueberries, as they were easily dried and stored for winter, incorporated into a wide variety of recipes, and used for medicinal purposes. Today, the tradition of eating blueberries both on their own and as an ingredient in delicious baked goods remains as popular as ever.

On Saturday, June 24 from 11am 12:30pm, the Wilton Historical Society will hold its very own Colonial Blueberry Lattice Pie baking workshop.  Participants can dress in costume and discuss Colonial manners and customs, and bake a scrumptious Colonial Blueberry Lattice Pie which will be served with a refreshing pitcher of sweet tea. Don’t miss this fun foray into the culinary past led by Museum Educator Catherine Lipper!

Suggested for ages 6-10. Members: $10 per child; Non-members: $15 per child.

Please fill out the form below to register or email info@wiltonhistorical.org

Did You Know?

While wild blueberries were harvested in New England for thousands of years, it was not until 1912 that they were successfully cultivated as a farm crop, when farmer Elizabeth White and botanist Frederick Colville experimented with different methods to commercially produce blueberries.