The New-York Historical Society will be open on Columbus Day, Monday, October 12. It's also the last day of The Hirschfeld Century. Don't miss it!

Family Program
At the Kids’ Table: How the Kitchen Has Changed
Sarah Lohman
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!

RSVP required at; $10 materials fee, for ages 8 and up.


Sarah Lohman is an "historic gastronomist" featured on William Grimes' show Appetite City (NYC life, channel 25). Find episodes here. She is currently an educator at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum. Visit her blog on the history of food at


This is a series of three deep-dive, family programs on New York City's food history. Each two-hour program allows participants to experience historic foodways through an exploration of kitchen objects based on the New-York Historical Society's collection and cooking. The first program focuses on seventeenth-century Dutch food traditions, the second on how kitchen tools have changed since the early nineteenth
century, and the third on how food rationing affected families during WWII. Sign up for one or all programs in the series! 


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