Deborah Peterson's Colonial School Programs

327 Sumneytown Pike
Harleysville, PA 19438
Telephone 215-256-9399
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From Tony Scheivert
Director of Upper Southampton Park and Recreation

Dear Deborah,

I am writing to thank you for participating in Upper Southampton Park and Recreation's annual Tamanend Park Day celebration. People like you are one of the main reasons that the day was such a huge success. As always your food was great and I truly enjoyed it. Thanks again and I look forward to having you participate again next year.

From Nancy Loane
Valley Forge Historic Park

Dear Deb,
Thank you so much for your participation and expert presentation at The Friends seminar yesterday. You were, as ever, absolutely awesome.

From Michelle Matz
Washington Crossing Historic Park
Sheep Shearing: A Return to a Colonial Spring (with Past Masters in Early American Domestic Arts)

Thanks to the Past Masters for their clean laundering, spunky presentation and all about interpretation of things that are so mundane yet full of life and spirit.

From Ron Kley of ALHFAM

Although historic foodways is (are?) not specifically "my thing," it's encouraging to know that an individual with D.P.'s level of experience and expertise in this field will be tackling some of the "right stuff" challenges that raise their heads with regularity in this [historic culinary] forum. I'm not sure how she'll cope with the great range of time/place/ethnicity variations frequently cited in foodways discussions...but, if anyone can do it, she's a likely candidate.

From Sally Queen
Gadsby's 8th Annual Costume Symposium
Gadsby's Tavern, Alexandria, Virginia

Thank you so much for teaching the stays workshop and the lecture on the Monmouth County Historical Society stays. You have a great way with students and they appreciate your personal touch and willingness to share.

It was a "great Gadsby's" - -thank you for being an important part of it.

From Elizabeth Y. Rump
Site Administrator Brandywine Battlefield Park
and past Administrator, Chadds Ford Historical Society,
Chadds Ford, PA

Deb Peterson always comes through with a superb program tailored to the individual site’s needs. From the use of seasonal ingredients in her cooking demonstrations to her thorough knowledge of 18th century clothing, Deb’s presentations are unparalleled.  Her knowledge and presentation style are sure to please any audience.

From Beth Idenden
Staymaking Workshop Participant

Just finished the stays this evening! Doin' the happy dance. They are VERY comfortable!! Can't say enough about your class, it was great.

From Dorothy Allison and Judy Emlet
Lehigh Valley Couturiere Society

On behalf of the Lehigh Valley Couturiere Society, we want to thank you for a wonderful program. Thank you for your flexibility in being able to reschedule to accommodate our change of meeting date. Your presentation was not only informative but the humor was also enjoyed by all. We will never again think only of the elite group of colonial women dressed in their finery but will also now think of the everyday woman who started her day from the shift outward. Again, many thanks for giving us an enjoyable program.