Jointhe Geneva History Society this summer for a special tour, A Taste of Rose Hill. This tour will focus on the history of food and food production at Rose Hill Mansion between 1850 and 1890. The tour occurs on the third Tuesday of the month, May 15, June 19, July 17, August 21, September 18, and October 16. It is one hour long and begins at 2 p.m. This special tour is not the same as the regular tour.
On the tour, visitors will learn how the Swan family produced different types of foods on their farm and how food was preserved, prepared and presented at their table. We will explore how these processes shifted over the 19th century as elements of food production, preservation, and preparation were mechanized and standards of presentation rose. The tour will include samples of the scents and tastes of 19th-century style foods.
As space is limited, reservations are required for A Taste of Rose Hill. They may be made by calling Rose Hill Mansion at 315-789-3848.