The Taber Museum hosted a lecture on “Cooking, Baking and Food Preserving from Hearth to Stove” at its Coffee Hour on Thursday, April 8, 2021. The Lecture Series was sponsored by the Woodcock Foundation for the Appreciation of the Arts.
Heather Hibbs, the guest speaker, spoke about the history of food starting with what was available. She demonstrated antique cooking equipment. The presentation mixed in techniques, added a large portion of trivia, a dash of archeology, and a pinch of science.
The fascinating presentation was enjoyed by more than thirty attendees.
Heather Hibbs is the owner of Treadle Treasures, an Etsy store offering Civil War era attire and accessories for men, women and children. She and her husband, Andy, live in Snyder County and have two daughters in college. She is active in her church and enjoys hiking and kayaking.
The lecture was the second of fourteen lectures set for 2021, combining Thursday morning Coffee Hours with Sunday afternoon Society Programs. The entire schedule is not yet in place, but will focus on historical topics with a few hands-on experiences. The programs are free and open to the public, however, social distancing is enforced and the use of face masks is mandatory.