Miller-Cory House Museum 50th ANNIVERSARY
Fall 2022 Program Schedule
Miller-Cory House: Mott’s Artillery Encampment, Sept. 18th, 1 – 4 pm RAIN OR SHINE:
In conjunction with the Miller-Cory House Museum’s 50th Anniversary, Mott’s Artillery will be setting up camp on the museum’s premises just as they would have in between battles during the Revolutionary War. The encampment will have soldiers and other re-enactors in 18th Century attire who will explain how life was endured during the Revolutionary War and how they kept busy between battles. Included will be canon drills, musket shooting (blanks, of course), as well as demonstrations of various hand skills and life activities. Admission is $5.00 age 13 and older, $4.00 ages 3 to 12 and free under age 3. This program is rain or shine. No reservations necessary.
Reading, Writing and Arithmetic: School Life in Miller-Cory Days, October 2nd, 2 -4 pm:
Step back in time with the Miller-Cory House docents as they share some of the educational artifacts children in colonial days used to learn to read, write and more. Even try your own hand a writing using ink and quill! This program is appropriate for families. The grounds will be open for viewing and docents will be offering tours of the fully furnished c1740 farmhouse. Cooks in period costume will be demonstrating authentic colonial-era open hearth cooking using period recipes and techniques. Admission is $5 ages 13 and older; $3 ages 3-12, and free under age 3. No reservations necessary.
Four Centuries in a Weekend: Open Hearth Cooking at the Miller-Cory House, Oct. 15th – 16th, 12 – 5 pm:
The Miller-Cory House Museum will be showcasing eighteenth-century colonial cuisine with authentic colonial-era 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. Admission to Four Centuries in a Weekend is a free will donation.
Halloween Hocus Pocus, Oct. 30th, 2 – 4 pm
Visit the Miller-Cory House Museum for some Halloween fun! The program is appropriate for children, ages 3 through elementary school. The museum’s costumed docents will greet visitors in front of the farmhouse. There are numerous activities planned for the afternoon, including decorate your own Halloween cupcake, a scavenger hunt, crafts, and storytelling. Members of the Cooking Committee will also demonstrate early American recipes over the open hearth. Be sure to come in costume! Admission is $5.00 for children; accompanying adults are free. No reservations required.
Miller-Cory House Museum’s 50th Anniversary Authentic Colonial Dinner, November 6th, 4 pm at 16 Prospect by reservation only.
The Miller Cory House Museum and the Westfield Historical Society present a step into the 18th Century with a Colonial Dinner and Drink Sampler as well as a presentation of “Wet Westfield – A Virtual Pub Crawl”.
Eat, Drink and be Merry (the way George Washington did!) Explore Westfield through “bar glasses” and enjoy Colonial Food & a taste of Colonial Spirit (must be 21)
Cost per person is $55 per person and the event is a fundraiser for Miller Cory House Museum which will go to renovation of the education center.
For reservations, contact Miller Cory House Museum at 908-232-1776 or reserve on Facebook. Space is limited so please book by Nov 1 at the latest.
A Colonial Thanksgiving at the Miller-Cory House, Nov 20th, 2 – 4 pm
A special day of thanks has been part of the American tradition since 1621. The Miller-Cory House Museum cooks will demonstrate the preparation of an early American Thanksgiving feast over the museum’s open-hearth fire, using colonial recipes and seasonal ingredients. (Please note that this is a demonstration only; dinner is not being served.) Proper colonial dining also requires proper table customs. The program includes a presentation on authentic early American manners, place settings, and other interesting “table top traditions.” Docents will be available to give tours of the fully furnished colonial era farmhouse. Admission is $5 ages 13 and older; $3 ages 3-12, and free age 2 and younger.
Gingerbread Sunday, Dec 5th, 2021, 1:30 -4pm:
Spicy sweet gingerbread is a special part of the holiday season. Children will make a decorative, non-edible gingerbread house and one additional craft to take home and will hear “gingery” stories. Members of the Cooking Committee will also demonstrate early American recipes using ginger over the open hearth. Suggested age: 3 (with assistance for crafts) through elementary school. $5 per child; accompanying adults free. Reservations are required. Call the museum at 908-232-1776 or email@example.com to place yours.