Saturday October 9, 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday October 10, 12 pm – 4 pm
Sponsored by Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission, thirty (30) of the County’s significant historic sites open their doors for the weekend. Local historians will be available to share their knowledge and stories about Somerset County’s history.
Join us at the Abraham Staats House where…
Dana Bala presents “The Kitchen Historian”
Cookbooks and recipes have been overlooked as resources for historical research. They provide information about a myriad of issues such as the role of women, politics, cultural issues, ingredients available, kitchen tools and utensils, fuel sources, literacy, and economic issues. Dana will discuss how cookbooks, recipes, Grandma’s recipe box, and the treasured community cookbook affected family life, the community, and American culture from the 1870’s-1960’s. She will bring vintage cookbooks, utensils, and aprons for show and tell.
Special activities at the Abraham Staats House include guided house tours by interpreters in period clothing, 18th century music performed by Thomas Harabin, and exhibits on the Middlebrook Cantonment, the Staats Family, and 18th century life.
ADMISSION to all sites is FREE.