• Hearth cooking class is offered from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, September 22.
Lancaster, Pa., August 11, 2018—From the earliest days after the house’s construction in 1719, residents of the Herr House prepared food on a German-style raised hearth. This fall, experience cooking in the oldest kitchen in Lancaster County during a hearth cooking class from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, September 22, at the 1719 Hans Herr House & Museum. During the class, the group will prepare and eat a meal including soup, bread, and a dessert.
Before cooking stoves were invented, people cooked on an open-hearth fireplace located in the kitchen. On a raised section of the fireplace, or hearth, a smaller fire was built to cook with. For larger pots, a crane was attached to the chimney to hold them over the fire.
The class costs $35. Claim your spot by calling (717) 464-4438 or registering online at hansherr.org. The deadline for registration is Tuesday, September 7.
Patricia Motter, a long-time guide at the Herr House will lead the class. She often demonstrates the use of the hearth for special events at the Herr House.
This folk art class is part of over forty Lancaster Roots 2018 events. Lancaster Roots combines the events of the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society and the 1719 Herr House & Museum. Through public presentations, food, music, field trips, and classes, these events reveal Lancaster and its people: their stories, culture, and history.
1719 Herr House & Museum
1849 Hans Herr Dr., Willow Street Pa. 17584
(717) 464-4438 • www.hansherr.org
Lancaster Roots 2018