On Friday, September 20, Curator of History Sarah Nucci and I presented at The Association of Living History, Farms and Agricultural Museums (ALHFAM) conference in Virginia City, Montana. ALHFAM is an international organization focused on farming and agriculture. ALHFAM has greatly impacted the museum field through its advocacy of using reproductions rather than originals in museum programming; of systematically collecting and preserving living collections (stock and crops); and of sharing findings broadly. Our workshop focused on historic foodways through making ice cream.
Our first demonstration used Thomas Jefferson’s vanilla ice cream recipe and a reproduction sabottiere.
|Thomas Jefferson's Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe. The original is held at the |
Library of Congress and a digitized copy published on its web site.
|Montana Cook Book, 1881, page 141|