Our Town Stories: Butchering and Food Preservation

| September 8, 2014

COSHOCTON – Butchering and Food Preservation is the topic of the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum’s Our Town Stories discussion on Sept. 11 at noon. Perhaps your grandmother’s house had a summer kitchen where the steamy work of canning was performed. Or maybe you recall butchering day for the broilers, a bucket of scalding water on hand and a pile of feathers swelling below the hanging tree. By mid-summer in most rural areas like Coshocton, food preservation was upmost on people’s minds. String beans, peaches, tomatoes, corn and later, apples. Share your memories during this informal gathering to discuss the years gone by. Did your mother have a favorite canning recipe? Bring it and that old canning/butchering tool that you’ve held on to all these years.

Whether you have stories to share or just like listening to entertaining story tellers, you’ll want to join in on this hour-long program. It’s always a good time and a source of fun facts not found in your local history books. Our Town Stories occurs monthly on the second Thursday of the month at noon. Free beverages and cookies will be provided, and admission for the program is free. This is a great way to spend your lunch hour, so don’t hesitate to bring a lunch.

October’s topic is dairy farms, creameries, “the milk man” and any other milk-related businesses. For more information, contact the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum at 622-8710 or [email protected]. The Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum is located at 300 N. Whitewoman Street, Coshocton. Museum hours are noon to 5 p.m. daily.

 

Tags: ,

Category: Arts & Entertainment

About the Author ()

Article contributed to The Beacon.

Comments are closed.