Welcome to the Townsends Video Channel

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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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

Cooking Over an Open Fire

Scrambed Eggs or Butter Eggs- Recipe from 1755

Frontier Comfort Food in the Cabin – 18th century Welsh Rabbit

Campfire Cocktails- 17th century Cherry Bounce

Traditional Trades & Craftsmanship

Cheesemaking in the Early 19th Century

Coppersmith Peter Goebel

Early American Woodworking – A Craftsman Talks

Making Salt-Glazed Pottery

Making Beeswax Candles

Sealing Wax

18th Century Blacksmith

Timber Canoe Burn

Dugout Canoe Adventure

18th Century Breads

Making Bread from ‘Barm’

Pies  & Desserts

Colonial Apple Pie

Fish Baked in Pastry

Herb Pie for Lent

Good Cooking

Half Pork. Half Fat. All The Herbs From The 1770’s!

Cauliflower, Keto Recipes of the 18th Century

Savory Stockfish Stew

The Freshest Breakfast Sausage (1808 Recipe)