Wood-Fired Cookstove Workshop
1920s-Style Cooking Classes offered at Hanford Mills Museum
Hanford Mills Museum in East Meredith, NY is offering two hand-on workshops using the Royal Bride wood-fired cook stove in the John Hanford Farmhouse. The workshops, led by Pamela Cooley, will use recipes and techniques popular in the 1920s. On Saturday, September 14 from 9:30 am – 1:30 pm, participants will learn how to prepare a special occasion breakfast featuring waffles, eggs, sausage, fried apples, hash, cocoa and coffee. After making the meal, participants will move to the dining room to enjoy the bountiful breakfast.
On Saturday, September 28th from 9:30 am – 1:30 pm, the focus will be on creating a fall meal using seasonally available ingredients and techniques such as baking, steaming and stove-top cooking. The meal will include chicken, potatoes, vegetables, salad, breads and two special desserts, including Empire State Cake. Participants will then gather in the dining room to enjoy the meal they made.
In addition to being a familiar face at Hanford Mills Museum events, instructor Pamela Cooley has done open hearth and bake-oven cooking at Old Sturbridge Village and Genesee Country Village & Museum.
Participants can register for one or both workshops. The cost for each workshop is $45 for Museum members, $55 for non-members. Register online www.hanfordmills.org or by calling 607.278.5744.
About Hanford Mills Museum
Hanford Mills Museum is open 10 am – 5 pm, Wednesdays through Sundays, and on holiday Mondays through October 14. Hanford Mills Museum is located at 51 County Hwy. 12, at the intersection of Delaware County Routes 10 and 12, in East Meredith, NY, 10 miles from Oneonta and 15 miles from Delhi. Children 12 and under are admitted free, as are Museum members. The admission fee for adults and teens (13-64) is $8.50; and for senior citizens, $6.50. AAA and military discounts are available.
As one of only a handful of operating water-powered mills, Hanford Mills Museum has earned a place on both the National and New York State Registers of Historic Places. The mission of Hanford Mills Museum is to inspire audiences of all ages to explore connections between energy, technology, natural resources and entrepreneurship in rural communities with a focus on sustainable choices.
For more information, visit www.hanfordmills.org or call 607.278.5744.