Museums

Museums occasionally offer historic cooking classes within their museum’s historic settings. What an opportunity! The class location on the above google maps are approximate, the prices–estimates based on former classes. We recommend that you visit their websites, and contact them for updates on location, price, and time. Be prepared to have a good time–whatever that time period is–18th century, 19th-century, or 20th-century!

Complete list of museum cooking classes –>


View Living History Museums with Adult Cooking Classes in a larger map

Since this Facebook posting, we’ve visited Old Sturbridge Village in Massachusetts. Visit their Facebook page, and in-person if you can.

Mercy Ingram gives helpful hints on open hearth cooking at the 1700s Pomona Hall in Camden, New Jersey.

Another video about hearth cooking:

SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE IN THIS LINK, SELECT A STATE, AND PUSH THE SEARCH BUTTON TO VIEW ALL OF THE FOOD MUSEUMS IN YOUR STATE.

What were the cooking skills in ancient Ohio? –say 10,000 years ago in Green Township, Ohio; or, in 8000 to 500BC or in other ancient Ohio times…

Smithsonian’s traveling exhibit “Key Ingredients: America By Food” is located in North Dakota or Oklahoma for the Fall 2011 to early 2012. Check here for schedule. If you’re in Oklahoma, there may still be time to add your stories or photos to the exhibit.

As part of their culinary program, George Brown College in Toronto offers an Applied Food History class with the open-hearth cooking sessions held at the Campbell House Museum.

Culinary Historians of Canada, dedicated to researching, interpreting, preserving and celebrating Canada’s culinary heritage, offers an online newsletter, annoucements of events, and a list of historic kitchens in Canada including:

Julia Child’s Cambridge kitchen is at the Smithsonian Museum. See the kitchen and listen to Julia encourage you to make the kitchen a part of your family life. Navigate the link to find descriptions of the Cambridge kitchen items, and stories such as the designing of Julia and Paul Child’s 14 x 20 kitchen.
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