The Edmond Historical Society and Museum presents the new exhibit, What’s Cooking, Edmond? from Oct 13, 2020 thru Aug 2021.
Whether eating off the land or taking modern-day “foodie” photos, the ways that people have experienced food is universally important. Just a whiff can take us to a certain place in time.
We didn’t “cook up” the story of how Edmond cooking has evolved from the Land Run of 1889 to the present— it’s all true! The exhibit starts with the pioneers who cooked over cast-iron pots, progresses through wartime rationing and the TV dinner and casseroles of the 1950s, ending with a look at today’s food trends.
Artifacts include cooking implements, aprons, cookbooks and appliances. Of particular note are an early-1900s cook stove, uniquely made of steel, plus a 1950s fridge with classic rounded corners. Photographs will feature wellknown restaurants, such as the Wide-A-Wake Café and Royce Café from Edmond’s past. Enjoy this exploration of the history of cooking in Edmond, from squirrel stew to avocado toast.
Programs: The museum will host a variety of programs to celebrate the What’s Cooking, Edmond? exhibit. Plans includes an apron-sewing class, video interviews with local collectors with kitchen items to showcase, online cooking demonstrations, and a 1940s Radio Comedy Theater presentation called “Holiday Cooking Disasters.” Check edmondhistory.org or Facebook to view the schedule as it develops.
Museum Information: Edmond Historical Society & Museum is open 10:00-12:00 and 1:30-4:30 Tuesday – Friday and select Saturday afternoons. Please visit the museum website at www.edmondhistory.org or call the museum at 405-340-0078 to learn more about how the museum is operating during Covid-19. Admission is free.