Colonial Life Series: Chuckwagon Cooking with the Frontier Mess @ The Glebe House

Have you ever wondered what it was like to cook on the open range? Join the “Frontier Mess” chuckwagon cooking at the Glebe House Museum for two open fire cooking workshops. Participants will learn the history of cooking on the trail, how to make a fire appropriate for cooking meals, what cooking implements were employed and how to use them. Workshops will be offered in two sessions. Part I: Sunday, August 8th will focus on history, making a fire, cooking implements, and a simple recipe. Part 2: Sunday, August 15th use your skills to create a small meal and a dessert.

Each workshop will begin at 10:00 am and run until Noon. Workshops will take place in the Glebe House yard with the “Frontier Mess” chuckwagon. Participants will be broken into 4 groups with a maximum of 20 participants. Each group will be socially distanced with a comfortable space for all. Each workshop is $45 for Members and $55 for Non-Members and includes all supplies and take-home resource materials. Register online at, and for more information email the Museum Office or call at 203-263-2855.

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