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Can you smell the aroma of freshly baked bread?

With four working historic kitchens, there’s always something wonderful for you to cook up!  A variety of historic cooking classes are offered year round or try a one-on-one Kitchen Experience tailor made to your interest. 

Experiences are offered May-October at a date to be determined at the mutual convenience of the participant and instructor. For ages 14 and up.

For more information email education@gcv.org or call (585) 294-8216.

Kitchen Experience

Spend the day beside one of our knowledgeable culinary interpreters learning about 19th-century ingredients and equipment, methods of cooking and preserving, receipts (recipes) and much more. A costume is provided to make your 19th-century cooking experience complete.

Fee: $110 non-member/$99 member

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Springerles Class

Saturday April 7, 9:00am-12:00pm
Saturday October 20, 9:00am-12:00pm

Explore the mystery of making springerles – those beautifully embossed cookies – with Pam Friedler. Learn the technique of making a crisply stamped design that lasts through the baking process, then hand paint your cookies with natural colors. Take home a batch of assorted stamped cookies and your own springerle mold. Participants should bring baking sheets and an apron. Limited to 12 participants ages 14-adult.

Fee: $65 non-member/$58 member
Location: Meeting Center

Purchase tickets for April 7 class here

Purchase tickets for October 20 class here

Making Cheese

Check back in 2018 for class dates

Join the Jones Farm cook to learn 19th-century cheese-making techniques and the importance of the farm dairy during this time in American history. Prepare a hearty noon meal and take home a share of the finished cheese. Ages 16 to adult.


Fee: $90 non-member/$81 member
Location: Jones Farm