Antique Kitchen Utensils

Come check out the kitchen utensil display in the fire station museum. Ask the docent to open the case (it’s a latch on the side); we want children to handle the same sort of utensils grandma used to beat egg whites for meringue (hint: this is way before electricity and you had to have a good flexible wrist to turn the wheel and spin the beaters). Check out some shredding devices (long before electricity; no Cuisinarts here); strainers and rolling pins and a wealth of odds and ends. It’s hands-on; it’s educational; you’ll revisit your past with authentic tools of yesteryear (perhaps not with pleasant memories if you think of how much work was actually required in the kitchen). And you can recount the experience (pleasant or more graphically) to your children or grandchildren. Remember: this one is hands-on.