At the Kids’ Table: How the Kitchen Has Changed

Sarah Lohman

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Sat, 01/12/2013 - 14:00 to 16:00
Sat, January 12th, 2013 | 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

How The Kitchen Has Changed

Saturday, January 12th 2-4 pm
What does eighteenth-century Tupperware look like? How about a nineteenth-century toaster? In this program, you'll go on a family scavenger hunt in the New-York Historical Society to uncover the kitchens of the past. Then we'll cook together, making cinnamon toast from SCRATCH—everything from grinding the sugar to making butter by hand! You'll find out how much the kitchen has changed from 2013!

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Cornelia van Varick (1692-1733)


She was a daughter of the Margrieta van Varick, a textile merchant in seventeenth-century New Amsterdam, and grew up in Flatbush, Brooklyn.

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Cornelia van Varick was a Dutch girl who lived in Flatbush, Brooklyn, around 1700. A great deal is known about her household and family because when her widowed mother died, executors compiled an estate inventory that still survives.


Business and Industry Collections


From small dry goods stores, commission merchants and tradesmen to large banks and shipping firms, business records make up an enormous segment of the collections and document New York’s growth as an economic center from the 17th into the 20th century. Noteworthy collections include correspondence of New Amsterdam merchant Govert Loockermans, and mercantile records of the Beekman, Hendricks and Leverich families, as well as Quaker merchant Isaac Hicks, Ogden, Ferguson and its related partnerships, Brown Brothers Harriman, John Jacob Astor's American Fur Company, and the records of the American Institute of the City of New York for the Encouragement of Science and Invention.


Dutch New York Between East and West: The World of Margrieta van Varick (Bard Graduate Center)

September 18, 2009
January 24, 2010

Timed to coincide with the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson's sail into the New York bay, The World of Margrieta van Varick explores the life and times of a fascinating woman, her family and possessions. Born in the Netherlands, Margrieta spent the better part of her life at the extremes of the Dutch colonial world: in Malacca (now Malaysia) and Flatbush (now Brooklyn). Arriving in Flatbush with her minister husband Rudolphus in 1686, she set up a textile shop, bringing with her an astonishing array of Asian and European goods. We know about the wealth of objects thanks to an inventory, taken after her death in 1696—and recently rediscovered in the archives of the New-York Historical Society library—documenting her personal belongings and shop goods.

Bedcover or wall hanging (palampore), ca. 1720-1740. Cotton, linen, paint. New- York Historical Society, Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair, 1938.1

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