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Thursday Things: The New England Kitchen
September 24, 2020
The smell of cooking, one historian wrote could evoke a whole civilization. The New England Kitchen with its open hearth, iron pots, and cranes, was a place of creation and conviviality, of smells both pleasant and putrid. As cooking stoves replaced hearths in the 19th century, the term New England Kitchen came to mean a set of foods that came to define the American diet. Inspect cooking utensils in the Museum’s collection as cultural historian Shirley Wajda tells the story of this quintessential American space.
Due to social distancing requirements, this tour is open to limited number of participants by advance registration only.
Members please enter the coupon code on your membership card at check out to receive you complimentary admission.