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Colonial Life Series: Chuckwagon Cooking with the Frontier Mess

Colonial Life Series: Chuckwagon Cooking with the Frontier Mess

Dates: Part 1: Sunday, August 8th and Part 2: Sunday, August 15th

Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (2 hours)

Have you ever wondered what it was like to cook on the open range?

Join the “Frontier Mess” chuckwagon cooking at the Glebe House Museum for two open fire cooking workshops. Participants will learn the history of cooking on the trail, how to make a fire appropriate for cooking meals, what cooking implements were employed and how to use them.

Workshops will be offered in two sessions. Part I: Sunday, August 8th will focus on history, making a fire, cooking implements and a simple recipe. Part 2: Sunday, August 15th use your skills to create a small meal and a dessert.

Each workshop will begin at 10:00 am and run until Noon. Workshops will take place in the Glebe House yard with the “Frontier Mess” chuckwagon. Participants will be broken into 4 groups with a maximum of 20 participants. Each group will be socially distanced with comfortable space for all.

Workshop Fee:

Each workshop is $45 for Members / $55 for Non-Members

Sign-up for BOTH Part 1 & 2 and save!

*Workshop fee includes all supplies and take-home resource materials.

Questions: Contact the Museum Office at 203-263-2855 or email us at

Registration/Tickets: at Sign Up Genius. Follow link:

Check out our "Frontier Mess" video available here on our website, on our YouTube Channel, Facebook and Instagram.


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