Historic Hearth Cooking at Renfrew Museum & Park

Historic Hearth Cooking at Renfrew Museum & Park

Private Lessons for up to Four Guests,  3 Hour Session
Select Dates Below
Enjoy an intimate, hands-on culinary experience inside Renfrew’s 1814 Summer Kitchen.
Guests will be taught the basics of early nineteenth-century open hearth cooking techniques by preparing their own period meal under the guidance of our domestic life historians in period dress.
Menu selections reflect the seasonal ingredients available to local families like the Royers during the early nineteenth century and can be tailored to participants’ dietary needs.
You will learn about historic hearth equipment, how it works, and use it safely to create a delicious and hearty repast.
Nothing tastes better than a hearth-cooked meal made by your own two hands!
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10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Monday, May 2, 2022
Friday, May 14, 2022
Saturday, June 11, 2022
Monday, June 13, 2022
Thursday, September 1, 2022
Wednesday, September 21, 2022
Monday, October 3, 2022
Saturday, October 8, 2022
Farmstead Taste & Tour, Renfrew Museum and Park

Farmstead Taste & Tour, Renfrew Museum and Park

Now Booking for 2022!
Three-Hour Program Package from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM (Select Dates Below)
Treat yourself or someone special to a delicious farm-to-table dining experience at Renfrew Museum and Park.
Our Farmstead Taste & Tour program offers guests the opportunity to sample seasonal, locally sourced fare inspired by the traditions of our historic Pennsylvania German farmstead.
Your meal will be hosted in Renfrew’s Wagon Shed Room inside our converted Victorian barn.
Servers dressed in authentic early 19th century period clothing will wait upon you with old-fashioned hospitality as each course is introduced along with informational commentary on how it relates to the heritage of the farmstead.
Start with a hearty coursed meal of salad, soup, and a selection of fresh-baked breads accompanied by Dutch Valley preserves and creamy, churned butter followed by a trio of sandwiches.
After lunch, enjoy a tour of the farmstead outbuildings and 1812 stone Museum House, then return for a scrumptious dessert.
Our menu changes seasonally and reflects the rhythms of life on the farm.
Produce is sourced from Greensburg Farms, Hagerstown, MD and prepared by our friends at Keystone Family Restaurant, Waynesboro, PA.
Tuesday, March 15
Friday, March 18
Friday, May 6
Tuesday, August 16
Friday, August 19
Tuesday, December 6
Friday, December 9
Tuesday, December 13
Friday, December 16
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“Lady Editor: Sarah Josepha Hale”

“Lady Editor: Sarah Josepha Hale”

Renfrew Museum and Park
Tuesday November 17, 2020 at 7:00 PM
Online via Zoom only. Log-in credentials will be emailed following registration.
$5 per person / Renfrew Members Free
Perhaps best remembered as the author of “Mary Had A Little Lamb” and successfully persuading President Abraham Lincoln to declare Thanksgiving a national holiday, Sarah Josepha Hale did so much more! Join historian Carolann Schmitt as she shares the many accomplishments of one of the most influential women of the 19th century.
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