Free; all ages
Take a virtual field trip to Genesee Country Village & Museum—the largest and most comprehensive living history museum in New York State—to explore how some African American New Yorkers would have celebrated the end of slavery. Living History Coordinator Cheyney McKnight, along with Historical Helper Millen Shiffer, prepare a celebration feast on a wood burning stove in one of the historic buildings at GCVM. Learn how to make treats like strawberry pie, sweet tea, and other kid-friendly recipes.
Image: Cheyney and Millen at Genesee Country Village & Museum
This program was funded in part by a Humanities New York Action Grant with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
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