At the Kids’ Table with Sarah Lohman: Gilded Age Dining

Special Family Event
At the Kids’ Table with Sarah Lohman: Gilded Age Dining
Sat, March 1st, 2014 | 2:00 pm
(Members $10)

Note: This event is sold out.

Saturdays, November 2, December 7, January 11, March 1, and April 26; 2 pm

How did New York City's elite entertain in the late 1800s and early 1900s? What special foods did they serve, and how did they serve them? Find out in this program when we visit the exhibition Beauty's Legacy: Gilded Age Portraits in America and discover the decadent dining habits of New York's aristocracy. Then we'll move into the classroom and prepare turtle soup (with real turtle meat) and chestnut ice cream.

Please note: chestnuts are a tree nut and may be an allergen for you or your child.

Ages 8 and up, $16 per child ($10 per Member child). Accompanying adults pay Museum admission only: To purchase tickets to this program, please click here.


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 and develops food-based programs for cultural institutions around New York City. Visit her blog on the history of food at


This is a series of five deep-dive, family programs on New York City's food history inspired by N-YHS collections. In each two-hour program, families learn about historical food traditions and then cook from historical recipes, often using kitchen tools from the past. Sign up for one or all programs in the series!

Creative: Tronvig Group