Miller-Cory House Museum Winter 2022 Program Schedule
All about 18th Century Dolls Plus Story Time & a Craft, Sunday January 8, 2023, 2 – 4 pm.
What kinds of dolls did children play with in olden days? Find out in this presentation given by one of our doll-loving docents. The program includes a doll-themed story time and craft. You can also view the house and stop in at our charming museum shop.
“A Spot of Tea”: The History of Tea, Sunday January 22nd, 2023, 2 – 4 pm
The story of tea is filled with legends, world history, intrigue and international commerce. From religious ceremonies to political statements, tea has come to symbolize more than just a drink. The presentation includes history, customs, and a display of different tea varieties. Also included is a tour of the museum
Vintage Valentines plus Story Time and a Craft, Sunday, February 5th, 2 – 4 pm.
Love is in the air as the Miller-Cory House Museum presents “Vintage Valentines”. The writing of romantic notes and letters for St. Valentine’s Day was very popular in colonial America. By the mid-1800s, the first mass-produced Valentine’s Day cards were sold, and an industry was born. The program features a display of vintage valentines, some dating to the 1800s, a children’s Valentine’s Day craft and story time.
Gingerbread for Liberty: The History of Colonial Cookie Molds plus Story Time & a Craft, Sunday, February 19th, 2022, 2 – 4 pm.
Did you know that George Washington’s soldiers ate gingerbread? Learn all about Revolutionary War baker Christopher Ludwick and the cookie molds he used at a special story time with craft. Then view a collection of colonial cookie molds and hear all about them with collector and Miller-Cory cook, Arlene Soong.
Life in Lenapehoking: A Peek into Lenape Life Before the Arrival of the Colonists, March 5, 2023, 2 – 4 pm.
Step back in time at the Miller-Cory House to see what our area was like before Europeans arrived. Topics in this engaging program include where the Lenape lived, daily life, division of society, and beliefs, as well as housing, food, hunting, fishing, farming, growing up, marriage and children, games plus —storytelling! The grounds will be open for viewing and visitors can tour the fully furnished c1740 farmhouse. Our cooks will also be cooking over the open hearth using period recipes and techniques.
Maple Sugar Sunday with Story Time and a Craft, March 19, 2022, 2 – 4 pm.
One of the seasonal tasks of farm life in colonial days was sugar making in the maple woods. Learn about the colonial techniques of maple sugaring, how the maple sap rises and flows, how it is collected using wooden buckets and handmade spiles, and how sugar and syrup are made from the sap. (Please note that no tree will actually be tapped.) Program includes a maple sugar story time and craft for the children. Our cooks will be showcasing open hearth cooking using period recipes and techniques. The grounds will be open for viewing and docents will be offering tours of the fully furnished c1740 farmhouse.