Crazy for Cranberries, Sept. 26th, 2 – 4 pm
Kick off the fall with a visit to Westfield’s treasured Miller-Cory House Museum and learn all about cranberries! Discover the fascinating history of this all-American berry and see how berries are harvested. Other cranberry-themed activities will include story time, a scavenger hunt, and crafts for the kids. Members of the Cooking Committee will also demonstrate early American recipes featuring cranberries over the open hearth. Admission is $5.00 age 13 and older, $3.00 ages 3 to 12 and free under age 3.
Four Centuries in a Weekend: Open Hearth Cooking at the Miller-Cory House, Oct. 16th – 17th, 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 “quick look” tours of the fully furnished c1740 farmhouse. Admission to Four Centuries in a Weekend is a free will donation.
Halloween Hocus Pocus, Oct. 30th (Saturday!), 1:30 – 3:30 pm
Visit the Miller-Cory House Museum for some Halloween fun! The program is appropriate for young 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.
A Colonial Thanksgiving at the Miller-Cory House, Nov 21st, 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 visitors a “quick look” tour 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 and must be made by noon, Wednesday, December 1st. 908-232-1776 or firstname.lastname@example.org.