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New England Kitchens

Two Centuries of Hearth Cooking

Come along on a journey to everyone’s favorite place…the kitchen! Take an up-close look at historic kitchens from two different centuries. Learn the domestic secrets from author Harriet Beecher Stowe, who some call the 19th century Martha Stewart, at her home in Hartford. Next, explore the 18th century kitchens in the Buttolph-Williams House and the Deane House in Historic Old Wethersfield. Then, enjoy an old-fashioned New England lunch at Sadler’s Ordinary in Marlborough followed by shopping in a quaint New England shopping village, Marlborough Barn.

For More Information Contact:
Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum, Pat Warner, 860-529-0612
Deane House Kitchen 1766, Buttolph-Williams House kitchen 1711-1721 (seasonal), Stevens House Kitchen 1789

Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, Dawn Adailetta, 860-522-9258 ext. 308
Historic house and gardens of Harriet Beecher Stowe located on Nook Farms the 19th century neighborhood where Mark Twain, Isabella Hooker and William Gillette also resided.

Marlborough Country Barn, Gerry Turner, 800-852-8893
A New England shopping village.

Sadler’s Ordinary Restaurant and Bakery, Kevin, 860-295-0006
Restaurant located within the Marlborough Country Barn shopping village.

Other Kitchens to Tour!

The Hurlburt-Dunham House
Recreated 1930s kitchen in historic Hurlbut-Dunham House, 212 Main St. interprets the changes in food preparation & household tasks that had occurred by the early 20th century with the introduction of gas & electricity.

For More Information, contact:
Wethersfield Historical Society, Elaine St. Onge, 860-529-7656

The Noah Webster House
Experience the world of Mrs. Webster at the beginning and near the end of her married life in the same house. The mother of the creator of the first American dictionary toiled in a rustic hearth of mammoth proportions, then "downsized" her work forty years later with a "new" kitchen in 1787. Built most likely entirely by Noah's father, the house is a restored Connecticut saltbox typical of mid-1700's and speaks volumes about Noah's life as a boy destined to become a lexicographer, statesman, epidemiologist, publisher, journalist and marketer.

For More Information, contact:
The Noah Webster House, Vivian Zoë, 860-521-5362

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