Mercy Ingram gives helpful hints on open hearth cooking at the 1700s Pomona Hall in Camden, New Jersey. Like
Another video about hearth cooking:
Chuck wagons were a part of ranching life and this chuck wagon can be seen at the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, click photo for more. Also check out Pioneer Hall, the original section of the museum. You can visit them at 2503 4th Avenue in Canyon, Texas. Like
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.
Cass County Pioneer Village in Ayr, North Dakota has a replica 1920s creamery to tour, with many original furnishings. The open-air museum also has a summer kitchen at the 1897 Hagen House, and many 19th-century buildings.
Original settlers from the Alps of Northern Italy of the Waldensian Faith immigrated to the US in the 1890s. Besides building their church and homesteads in North Carolina, they also built a community oven which can still be seen along with original buildings at the Trail of Faith open-air museum in Valdese, NC. Like
In the Foothills of North Carolina in the city of Pinnacle lives the Horne Creek Living Historical Farm, depicting farm life circa 1900-1910. You will see the farmhouse, well house, smokehouse, tobacco curing barn, corncrib, fruit house and a reconstructed fruit and vegetable drying house.
In Grover, Cleveland county, NC there is a Presidential Culinary mini-museum, The Presidential Culinary Mini-Museum & Collections, inside the B&B “Inns of the Patriots.” The exhibit if from the collection of a former presidential chef, Chef Martin CJ Mongiello.
Cuba New York is home to the Cuba Cheese Museum housed in a modern building, but here is a photo of an early cheese manufacturing plant (click their history tab) along with commercial cheese-making history from upstate New York to Wisconsin.
American History Museum is hosting America’s Kitchens traveling exhibit from Historic New England on Friday, April 1 until October 31, 2011. The exhibit includes a 1759 kitchen, a southwest adobe kitchen and a bright blue 1957 kitchen, and more. Earlier, the exhibit was at the Long Island Museum. Historic New England also has an online exhibit, From Dairy to Doorstep. Like
Historic New England features their 36 historic house museums online. Many of the houses have kitchen photos, and here they are:
Photos of candlelit historic kitchens are now on Facebook at Old Sturbridge Village. Every winter in Sturbridge, Massachusetts the living museum hosts the adult program Dinner in a Country Village where you can sign up to help prepare an authentic mid-1800s meal.
Chip Leis is the director of the hands-on cooking programs at Old Sturbridge Village.
Historic Richmond Town on Staten Island, New York offers summer apprenticeships for youth to learn the historic trades, including cooking.
Kansas City, Missouri “Steamship Arabia Museum” is an 1856 time-capsule from a 171 ft x 29 ft sunken ship with a storehouse of new 1856 goods on their way to market for Western settlements. A must see, and a must-see-again museum! This kitchen display was one of the most dramatic kitchen exhibits we’ve seen in a museum to date — and all items from 1856. The exhibit of 1856 kitchen items was extensive: rows of tea kettles, pots, pans, dishes, elegant china, silver, utensils, serving trays, pickles, brandied cherries–all original, never used, and all on their way to market.