Unless otherwise noted, all programs are included with general admission to the museum.
All foods were cooked “from scratch” in the past. Come explore old cookbooks with our open hearth cooks and learn how to decipher historic “receipts” for some common late 18th-century dishes. We will feature seasonal ingredients like fresh herbs and asparagus that were welcomed in the kitchen after a long, cold winter.
Experience the sights, sounds, and aromas of hearth cooking while learning about colonial foods and diet. Come and learn about the use of herbs in cooking that were used add flavor and freshness to seasonal dishes. This month we also feature ingredients that were in season and abundant like fresh eggs and milk, and seasonal produce like berries.
Come and watch hearth cooks prepare a different “celebratory” food or beverage each Saturday in July. Come and learn how early New Englanders marked special events like weddings or holidays, even elections, with special food and drink. Note: fire will be lit weather permitting.