(released February 21, 2019)
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Cooking at the Hearth
Every first Saturday, March – December
11 a.m. – 1 p.m., free event
Oldham County History Center
The Oldham County History Center will be holding a series of year-long demonstrations entitled Cooking at the Hearth. The two-hour long programs are designed to demonstrate the long lost art of cooking over the hearth and using a bread oven the way our ancestors did at one time. Each demonstration will take place at the Dahlgren Pioneer Barn from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. on the History Center campus, located at 106 N. Second Ave. in La Grange. These programs are free and open to the public, and will take place every first Saturday of the month, March - December.
The first Cooking at the Hearth will take place on Saturday, March 2. Local La Grange resident and re-enactor Lucy Ricketts will demonstrate how to make fried pies. Participants will be able to make (and eat!) their own fried pies over the hearth. The hearth in the Dahlgren Pioneer Barn was hand built by local stone mason Jody Edgerton.
Registration is strongly recommended (especially for groups over 5 in number) but not required, so enough supplies will be on hand. These programs are great for boy and girl scouts, youth groups, and those wanting to experience something new. For more information contact the Oldham County History Center at (502) 222-0826.
Oldham County Historical Society
106 North Second Ave.
La Grange, KY 40031
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