At the Kids’ Table with Sarah Lohman: How the Kitchen Has Changed

Special Family Event
At the Kids’ Table with Sarah Lohman: How the Kitchen Has Changed
Sat, January 11th, 2014 | 2:00 pm
(Members $10)

Saturdays, November 2, December 7, January 11, March 1, and April 26; 2 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 like folks would have 200 years ago—we'll do everything from SCRATCH, grinding sugar and churning butter by hand! You'll find out how much the kitchen has changed from 1813 to 2013!

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!

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