What was it like to be a pioneer on a farm in the 1800’s? How did families prepare and keep their food? These are just two of the questions guest speaker Katie Hendrickson will address at the next Dunwoody Preservation Trust History Alive event.
Katie Hendrickson will be presenting a Living History- style program that will cover topics related to managing a pioneer home and kitchen garden. Cooking was a major part of each day. Early settlers raised their own meat, kept bees, and managed hens for eggs. Large gardens yielded vegetables, fruit, and herbs for canning, pickling, and drying. Root cellars stored potatoes, carrots, and onions. Milk was separated into cream for butter and baking. Ms. Hendrickson will discuss the role of authentic antique kitchen tools and cooking methods; including wooden coffee grinders, handmade tin cookie cutters, hand crank eggbeaters, drying techniques and Dutch oven cooking. Her presentation will explore the use of medicinal herbs and the important role insects had to the early settlers of the area.
During History Alive, to held at the historic 1870s Donaldson-Bannister Farm in Dunwoody on September 21st, 9:30 am - 11:30 am, Ms. Hendrickson will share some of her heirloom recipes and samples while demonstrating various cooking methods.
Open to the public, admission is $3 for DPT members and $5 for non-members. The Dunwoody-Bannister Farm is located at 4831 Chamblee Dunwoody Road in Dunwoody.