Valley Forge Black Pots has New Host for DOGs, March 2014

We are so excited to announce that we have engaged in a partnership with Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site. This is such a great opportunity for us and we want to thank Edie Shean-Hammond, Superintendent, and Frances Delmar, Historian, Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site. Besides having a regular place to have DOG’s another reason this is an important relationship is the historical connection between the production of cast iron products and our use of Dutch ovens today. It’s plausible that Dutch ovens might have been produced at Hopewell Furnace. Wouldn’t it be cool if we could claim Pennsylvania as the home of the American Dutch oven? I think some research is in order.

In addition to the DOG’s we will conduct Dutch oven classes We are going to start out with Dutch Ovens 101 where we’ll talk about Dutch oven basics, care, temperature control, equipment needed to get started and of course we will tie in some history that can be related to the history of Hopewell Furnace. We hope to have some of the Hopewell staff in the class.

And, of course, we have the opportunity to engage the public and introduce them to the history and use of Dutch ovens.

Please take some time to take a look at the link below that will tell you more about Hopewell Furnace:

Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site


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