Family Program
At the Kids’ Table with Sarah Lohman: Chinese Food, American Story
Sat, March 21st, 2015 |
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
(Members $10)

Like it has for many immigrant groups, food created a pathway to acceptance for Chinese in America. During this program families will explore N-YHS’s groundbreaking exhibition Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion and will then cook some of the first foods that Chinese immigrants introduced to Americans. We’ll recreate the first popular Chinese take-out, chop suey, from a century old recipe, and make dumplings by hand- filling, folding, and cooking them to eat in class.

Ages 8 and up, $16 per person ($10 per Member). Adults and children must purchase tickets to participate.


Sarah Lohman is an "historical gastronomist" featured on William Grimes' show Appetite City (NYC life, channel 25). She is currently an educator at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum and develops food-based programs for cultural institutions around New York City. Visit her blog on the history of food at


This is a series of five deep-dive, family programs on New York City's food history inspired by N-YHS collections. In each two-hour program, families learn about historical food traditions and then cook from historical recipes, often using kitchen tools from the past.


Creative: Tronvig Group