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Brick Oven Day (Workshop)

Sunday, July 14 | 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Experience the 19th century!

Ever wondered what it was like to live – and bake – in the 19th century? Here’s your chance to find out! Join guest food historian Jamie Burton in the Livingston Backus House from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 14, to learn what it takes to do a week’s-worth of baking… in just one day! In this class, you’ll learn the time-honored skill of baking in a wood-fired oven and try your hands at making (AND tasting, of course!) various baked dishes from the past.

Please wear long sleeves, pants, and close-toed shoes (natural fibers STRONGLY encouraged) and bring a bandana (or other light head covering) and a mug/water bottle.

Lunch and refreshments are provided.

Please note: Guests must be 18 years of age or older to participate. Food contains gluten, dairy, and eggs.

Ticket Information

General Adult: $100

Museum Member Adult: $85


Is there an age limit for the workshop?

Yes; all participants must be 18 years of age or older. 

Is this workshop allergen friendly?

The foods being prepared will contain gluten, dairy, and eggs. You will also be tasting your creations. 

Is there ample parking?

Parking is free and plentiful! Park in any of the main lots at the front of the Museum. Please leave the first two bays available for handicapped parking. 

Should I bring anything with me?

You can bring a bandana or other light head covering to protect your hair, and a mug or water bottle. Lunch and refreshments will be provided during this workshop.

Where do I check in?

The workshop instructor or a member of Interpretation staff will greet all participants outside of Admissions at the front of the Museum. Once all participants are checked in, the staff member will guide the group back to the workshop site. 

How do I show my purchased tickets?

Please have your ticket(s) either printed out OR pulled up on your phone screen and ready for scanning for quick and easy check-in. Pro-tip: take a screenshot of each of your tickets to have ready and pulled up on your phone screen! Please note: Wifi can sometimes be spotty at the front of the Museum. 

Is this event rain or shine?

Yes! This event is rain or shine. The Museum will only cancel in case of a severe weather emergency.

How should I dress?

Please wear long sleeves, pants, and closed-toed shoes (natural fibers are strongly encouraged!). 

Are service animals welcome?

Yes! Leashed service animals are welcome with proper identification. 

What if I need a refund for my ticket?

We’re sorry to hear that you’re not able to attend! Tickets may be refunded only up to 7 days prior to the event date and are strictly non-transferable by date, entry time, or program. 

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