By combining her love of Historic Foodways and U.S. History, Connie Unangst has been involved in the Domestic Arts of the Colonial Era for over twenty five years. By combining extensive research and hands-on learning, Ms. Unangst has been able to provide educational, instructive and entertaining programs to the public throughout the East Coast.
Her extensive knowledge of Historic Foodways and Open Hearth cooking has been acquired through attending a wide variety of seminars, hands-on workshops, continual individual research and extensive individual instruction in Cooperstown, NY, Williamsburg, VA, the University of Delaware, Dover Delaware, and Historic Bethlehem, Bethlehem Pennsylvania. Ms. Unangst has a substantial collection of antique cookbooks which are primarily used as references sources for planning a period correct meal for her own Open Hearth cooking demonstrations and cooking classes which she runs for both organizations and private classes.
Ms. Unangst has provided Historic Foodways programs and cooking classes for public programming for over a decade. Programs, lectures and hands-on demonstrations have been provided to historical societies and sites including: Pottsgrove Manor, the John Joseph Henry Home, Historic Jacobsburg, the Indenhoffen Farmstead, the Mercer Museum, the Bouman-Stickney Farmstead, New Hope Historical Society, New Hope Pennsylvania and Washington Crossing Historic Park, where she also serves as gift shop manager.
Ms. Unangst is also an accomplished seamstress, specializing in clothing from the 17th through the mid 19th centuries, and is a founding member of Tapestry Dance Company, a historic dance ensemble from central Pennsylvania..