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Experience the Past! Make and eat an authentic 18th century dinner in Wheelwright House!

2014 Hearth Cooking Workshops



Feel the warmth of the crackling fire, smell aromatic herbs from the kitchen garden, see coals glow under the bake-kettle and step back in time as you rekindle century old cooking traditions. Work with local and seasonal foods as you grind, whip, season, roast, boil, bake and enjoy an authentic and delicious 18th century hearth-cooked meal.


Experience the past and savor the results of your hands-on participation in the skill and camaraderie of cooking around an open hearth in Strawbery Banke’s historic Wheelwright House. Each independent workshop is led by Strawbery Banke Museum instructors who demonstrate hearth-cooking techniques during the regular Museum season and special events.


Each workshop requires a minimum of 6 participants. To register for a hearth cooking workshop, or if you have any questions, please contact Jonathan Brown at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Cost: $55/Members, $65/Non-members per workshop. Click here for Hearth cooking workshop registration form.

To reserve tickets online, click here


FRIDAY, February 14 – Valentine’s Day Dinner SOLD OUT!

Time: 6:00-8:00pm


SUNDAY, March 16 – St. Patrick’s Day Feast

Time: 11:00am-1:00pm


  • Corned beef and cabbage

  • Roasted potatoes

  • Pickled beets

  • Root vegetables

  • Mustard

  • Soda bread

  • Churned Butter

  • Apple Pie


SATURDAY, March 29—Bottom of the Barrel

Time: 11:00am-1:00pm



  • Baked beans

  • Cod cakes

  • Brown bread

  • Butter

  • Coleslaw

  • Apple sauce

  • Mustard

  • Whipped Cream

  • Gingerbread




SATURDAY, April 19—Welcome Spring!

Time: 11:00am-1:00pm



  • Ham

  • White & sweet potato

  • Asparagus

  • Squash

  • Leafy greens soup (sorrel and spinach)

  • Pickled fiddle heads

  • Biscuits

  • Butter

  • Mustard

  • Rhubarb pie

  • Whipped cream


Reservation/Event Policy



Hearth cooking classes are not able to guarantee that food abides by dietary restrictions such as allergies not nuts, tree nuts, dairy or gluten. Menus will be posted ahead of time to notify participants the types of foods present.


Cancellation Policy:

If a workshop is cancelled due to weather or any other reason, registrants will be notified via email

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