Having Fun with History
Here at the Gate House, we strive to make our collections accessible and approachable by all ages.
1910s and 20s Bake Along
Test out historical recipes by rival baking powder companies
Our Ephemera Collection includes all kinds of post cards, souvenirs, and cook books from many eras. Student volunteer, Katie Opauski, has chosen five recipes (ten total) that are VERY different in each decade. Pick up a recipe book in person after August 1st (or download it here), Follow our event on Facebook for video how-tos, and to share your brave attempts (facebook event linked below).
First Person Interpretation
Tours of the Gate House with a c. WWI costumed interpreter are available by appointment.
Look for the Orange Hands!
Many of the artifacts we have on display are interactive and touchable.
Tour the Gate House or nearby site to suit your current badgework. Contact us to see how you can add local history to your skills development.
Arts badges: focus on painted photography of the Jones Sisters and downtown public art