The Geneva Historical Society is again offering a hearthside-cooking program for children during spring break. Students will learn about how people cooked before electric and gas ovens were invented, what kind of food they ate and where it came from, and will prepare and taste some dishes of the 19th century. Join in to find out more about food history.
“History Mysteries: Finding Out About Food” from 1-3 p.m. on Thursday, April 21, will be held at Rose Hill Mansion on Route 96A. The program is geared toward children 6 to 12 years old and costs $2 per child for members and $3 per child for non-members. Reservations are required. Space is limited, so call early. Registration deadline is April 18. For reservations or more information, call the Geneva Historical Society at 789-5151.
Rose Hill Mansion is located on Route 96A, about one mile south of Routes 5&20. The Geneva Historical Society Museum is located in the Prouty-Chew House at 543 South Main Street and is open 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday.
The Geneva Historical Society receives major funding from the New York State Council on the Arts, the Institute for Museum and Library Services, the New York Council for the Humanities and the Town and City of Geneva.