Welcome to The Townsends

Exploring 18th century Lifestyle

Townsends is a channel dedicated to exploring the 18th Century lifestyle. Their videos explore Living History, History through Art and Savoring the Past, an exploration into 18th Century cooking and recipes. Once you start watching, you will surely become a fan. Jas. Townsend & Son Inc. is a manufacturer and retailer of quality reproduction 18th and early 19th Century clothing and personal accessories. We service the living history community, historic sites, museums, and theatrical, motion picture, and television production companies.

John Townsend, our host, has been producing these informative and captivating insights into early American living for a few years. We've selected those we thought would be of interest to you here. However, there are so many more over on their channel.  Please go check them out!

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The Townsends Videos

Beer & Drinks of the 18th Century
18th Century Beer Brewery Walkthrough
Strong Beer vs Small Beer
'Barm' in the 18th Century
Mead Cider Perry
Beer From Scratch
Why are Hops Used in Beers
Swanky & Gruit
Brewing Resources

Traditional Trades & Craftsmanship
The Freshest Breakfast Sausage (1808 Recipe)
Cheesemaking in the Early 19th Century
Coppersmith Peter Goebel
Early American Woodworking – A Craftsman Talks
Making Salt-Glazed Pottery
Seasoning Cast Iron
Making Beeswax Candles
Sealing Wax
18th Century Blacksmith
Dugout Canoe Adventure
Timber Canoe Burn

Will it Float?
Timber Canoe Burn

18th Century Breads
Hard Tack
Mixed Grain Bread
18th Century Cornbread
Leaven 18th Century Bread
Sourdough from Leaven
Which Yeast
No Knead Bread
'Barm' in the 18th Century
Making Bread from 'Barm'

Colonial Apple Pie
Fish Baked in Pastry
Herb Pie for Lent
Puff Paste Crust
18th Century Pear Tart
A Christmas Pie
Lemon Cheesecake
18th Century Cheesecake
1682 Cheesecake
Standing Crust
1795 Vegetable Pie
A  Chocolate Tart