Colonial Baking with 18th-Century Baker Justin Cherry

  • Nov 16 - 23, 2021
  • Eastern Standard Time

Ticket Price $0.00-$10.00 This event is now over

Join us for an evening Justin Cherry as he bakes in Stratford’s original 1738 oven and features savory pies and pastries. Learn a few tips and tricks from the professional baker and impress your guests at Thanksgiving with a historic recipe. Recipes will be shared following the program. 

This program will be offered virtually. 

$10 per person. Free for Friends of Stratford. Pre-registration is required.

About the Presenter:

Chef/owner of Half Crown Bakehouse (est. 2017), which brings historically accurate made bread and other baked goods of the 18th century to light using traditional methods and grains from the time period.  Justin is from Charleston, SC where Half Crown Bakehouse is based. He has been doing living history since the age of 4.  Justin has been in the food industry for 15 years including 8 years at the renowned Husk Restaurant and a butcher apprenticeship with Dario Cecchini in Italy. He continued his independent research as a 2018-19 fellow at the Fred W. Smith National Library for the study of George Washington where he viewed primary source documents on the foodways of Mount Vernon.  He hopes to continue his research and other projects in the future at many other Historic sites to bring the public's awareness and education of food in the past.

After registering for the webinar, attendees will receive an automated confirmation email with connection instructions. We program will take place via Zoom, which is available for free download here:

Date & Time

Nov 16 - 23, 2021

Stratford Hall

A National Historic Landmark, Stratford Hall is home to the Lees of Virginia and is located in the Northern Neck of Virginia. Nestled along the Potomac River, Stratford Hall’s nearly 2,000 acres come to life through the presentation and preservation of the 18th-century Great House, vibrant gardens, natural trails revealing breathtaking river views, and the stories of all who lived here.