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July 11, 2018 - Is It Jelly Or Is It Jam?

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July 11, 2018 - Is It Jelly Or Is It Jam? | Wisconsin Historical Society
For Immediate Release


Contact: Kara O’Keeffe




Is It Jelly or Is It Jam?

Greenbush, Wis. – On Saturday, August 11 and Sunday, August 12, from 10 AM to 5 PM, in the Wade House kitchen, costumed interpreters will produce and can flavorful jams and jellies. 

“Visitors will get to experience the canning process by watching and listening to staff as they follow recipes dating back to 1858,” says Dan Freas, site director at of Old World Wisconsin. “Early to mid-August is exactly the time of year that the Wade House household staff would have been busy preserving fruits that were ripening.”

Staff will use raspberries picked on the Wade House grounds to make the jam and jelly and then will seal canning jars with brandy-soaked paper rounds and five layers of tissue paper.  Interpreters will also explain the differences between jams and jellies.

“Jams & Jellies” will take place at the Wade House Historic Site in Greenbush, WI. Visitors will begin the special experience at the new Wade House Visitor Center and Wesley W. Jung Carriage Museum located at W7965 State Highway 23.  Admission is:  adults - $12; children (5-17) $6; students and senior citizens (65 and over) $10; family (two adults and two or more dependent children 5-17) $33.  Admission includes a tour of the Wesley W. Jung Carriage Museum, a horse-drawn vehicle ride to the historic area, a guided tour of the stately, 27-room stagecoach hotel, a trip to the Herrling Sawmill to see and feel the rumble of an up-and-down, water-powered saw, and a journey to the blacksmith’s shop.   

About Wade House
The Wade House historic site is one of 12 Wisconsin Historical Society historic sites and museums.  For more information, please call 920-526-3271 or visit www.wadehouse.org.

About Wisconsin Historical Society
The Wisconsin Historical Society, founded in 1846, ranks as one of the largest, most active and most diversified state historical societies in the nation. As both a state agency and a private membership organization, its mission is to help people connect to the past by collecting, preserving and sharing stories. The Wisconsin Historical Society serves millions of people every year through a wide range of sites, programs and services. For more information, visit www.wisconsinhistory.org.