Sylvester_Graham

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Times: Meets at 9:45 am in the Visitor Center

Meets in the Visitor Center

MEMBERS ONLY

A Suffield, CT native, Dr. Sylvester Graham was an icon of health, vegetarianism, and temperance during the village period. He earned his notoriety for a myriad of dietary and cultural beliefs that gave him both great popularity and infamy. In addition to his strict vegetarian diet (which was quite uncommon for the time), he championed the use of a pure whole-wheat flour which lead to today’s graham flour and Graham Crackers. Join us to learn a bit more about the life, beliefs and lasting legacy of this unique figure.

Garden Thyme programs are held on a select Saturday each month and are FREE for members of Old Sturbridge Village. Led by Village horticultural and agricultural staff, these programs and workshops are held at various sites and deal with a variety of plant-related themes and topics. Participants gather at the Visitor Center and are led to the appropriate setting.