Early 19th century Americans desired to create small indoor gardens of potted plants for pleasure and for decoration. Growing small flowering plants throughout the winter was becoming all the rage for the middle class.
Explore the Collins-Sharp House with your guide as our costumed interpreters capture the sights and flavors of authentic 18th century cooking. Savor the sights and aromas of dishes cooked over an open fire using the tools, recipes and techniques common in colonial Odessa. We’ll focus our cooking today on crops growing in our kitchen garden.
Do you own a special object that has a fascinating history, or is a family heirloom? Do you collect objects with a passion and love telling their stories? Do you want to learn more about objects in the museum’s collection? If so, then come be a part of our “curiosity cabinet of discoveries” where individuals (suggested age - 10 years and up) are invited to bring an object and share its story. If your object could talk, what would it say? Remember the fond memories of your school days show and tell experiences?