Museum Blog

Well, “Jell-O” There!

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Jell-O is a cheap product that can be found gracing the shelves of grocery stores. However, gelatin was once a time consuming and arduous task, generally only served by hostesses if they had a staff. Calves’ feet had to be boiled for hours, the fat skimmed off, the liquid strained and flavored, packed into a […]


A Toast to History

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Toast is a staple breakfast item that is simple to make with the use of a toaster. However, before the invention of the electric toaster, it was a time-consuming task. Hand sliced bread would be held with a long metal fork or in a metal frame held over a flame. As wood and coal stoves […]

Family Archivist

Help! I’m the Family Archivist!

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Part I: Introduction By Rachel Smith This is the first in a series of blog posts which will introduce organizing and preserving your family’s collection of photographs, documents, and other heirlooms. Each blog post will tackle a different topic on how to maintain your family’s collections on paper. While some of the techniques can be […]