HISTORIC KITCHENS IN CANADIAN MUSEUMS

Doon Heritage Crossroads
10 Huron Road
Kitchener, Ontario N2P 2R7
(519)748-1914
tkevin@region.waterloo.on.ca
http://www.region.waterloo.on.ca > Visiting > Museums
Corner of Homer Watson Blvd and Huron Rd

The 20th century begins at Doon Heritage Crossroads in Kitchener, Ontario. Located on 60 beautiful acres of environmentally sensitive forest, marsh, and farmland, Doon Heritage Crossroads is a living-history museum recreating a rural village and two farms, where costumed interpreters welcome you to the year 1914. Over twenty-five historic buildings, period furnishing, farm animals, heritage gardens, and demonstrations of daily chores help visitors discover an exciting era of change in Canadian history.

Included on site are four active kitchens, including one in the Martin House, an Old Order Mennonite home. Using recipes from Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management, Five Roses Cook Book, The Galt Cook Book, and other period sources, costumed interpreters demonstrate wood-stove cooking to visitors. Of particular interest are the traditional "four square" kitchen garden at the Martin House and the Sararas House orchard, which features heritage variety apples and pears.

Cooling a pie in the Martin House basement

Martin House winter kitchen

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