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Historic Skills Classes

Want to know more about something you saw at Living History Farms, interested in learning a new skill, or just want to have fun with friends and family?

Sign up for one of our Historic Skills Classes!

You will work in small groups to learn a specific skill or trade that was common in the 19th century, from baking to blacksmithing. With a small class size, you are guaranteed individualized instruction and plenty of opportunity to participate.

Tickets go on sale on Dec. 15 for members and on Dec. 22 for non-members!


Need to Know

  • Read our full policy on Historic Skills Classes, here!
  • All class participants must follow the museum’s guidelines and policies to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Read the museum’s statement on COVID-19 online here!
  • While not required, masks are encouraged and welcomed, especially indoors.
  • If you feel sick, stay home.
  • Only the registered participants will be allowed in the class.
  • Most classes are for ages 18 and up.
  • Blacksmithing Classes will resume in March 2022!
  • There are no Learn Together Classes being offered January-February 2022.

 

Fees, cancellation, and refund policy:

  • Fee per person: Varies by class; see descriptions. Must be paid in full at time of purchase.
  • Class fees are all-inclusive, meaning there is no additional cost for materials.
  • Members receive a 15% discount on fees, and an exclusive early registration period. Purchase or renew your membership here!
  • If the National Weather Service issues a severe weather warning and travel is not advised,
    class will be canceled and participants will receive a 100% refund.
  • If class is canceled due to low registration, registered participants will receive a 100% refund.

 

  • Cancellation by a participant: Must be sent in writing to registration@lhf.org
      • 10 or more business days from class date: 50% cancellation fee.
      • Less than 10 business days from class date: No refund.
      • If a class runs, and participant does not attend, no refund is given.

Fee per person:Members:
90 minute classes: $40 per person (non-member)15% discount on class fees & exclusive registration period
120 minute classes: $50 per person (non-member) 15% discount on class fees & exclusive registration period
180 minute classes / 3-hour classes $65 per person (non-member)15% discount on class fees & exclusive registration period

 


2022 January and February Schedule of Classes

Historic Sampler Classes

Sunday, Feb. 1310 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.Biscuits & GravyTangen Home
Sunday, Feb. 131 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.Cupcakes & CocoaTangen Home
Sunday, Feb. 2710 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.Scones & TeaTangen Home
Sunday, Feb. 271 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.Spiced Apple Sandbakkel TartsTangen Home

Descriptions:

Biscuits & Gravy (90 minutes)

Sunday, Feb. 13, 2022, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. at the Tangen Home (Check in at Visitor Center)

Bake a fluffy baking powder biscuit in the woodstove while stirring up milk-and-sausage gravy to go over the top. Grind some beans and boil a pot of coffee to go with it all

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Cupcakes and Cocoa (90 minutes)

Sunday, Feb. 13, 2022, 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. at the Tangen Home (check in at Visitor Center)

A cupcake was once a simple cake mixed with a cup of butter, cup of sugar, and a cup of flour, and eggs. This popular sweet always tastes better baked in the woodstove and served with scratch hot chocolate. Help us mix a pot of chocolate to drink and bake a batch of cupcakes to enjoy in the cozy holiday kitchen.

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Scones and Tea (90 minutes)

Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. at the Tangen Home (Check in at Visitor Center)

Mix, roll out, and bake a traditional tea scone. Pair it with fruit jam and a steaming cup of tea for a light brunch treat!

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Spiced Apple Sanbakkel Tarts and Hot Cider (90 minutes)

Sunday, Feb 27, 2022, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. at the Tangen Home (Check in at Visitor Center)

Mix and shape sweet crust for tart pans. Chop and spice fresh apples for this sweet treat. Whip sweet cream for the top while it bakes in the wood stove. Enjoy the results with a mug of hot cider.

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Historic Skills Classes

Sunday, Jan. 2312:30 – 3:30 p.m.Basics of Woodstove CookingTangen Home
Sunday, Jan. 3012:30 – 3:30 p.m.Comfort FoodsTangen Home
Sunday, Feb.612:30 – 3:30 p.m.19th Century Bread BakingTangen Home
Sunday, Feb. 2012:30 – 3:30 p.m.Norwegian Cookies & PastriesTangen Home

Descriptions:

Basics of Woodstove Cooking 

Sunday, Jan.23, 2022, 12:30-3:30p.m. at the Tangen Home (check in at the LHF Visitor Center)

Please bring: Apron, water bottle, and containers or baggies to take home leftovers.

Do you have a wood burning stove at home that you’d like to cook on, but have no prior knowledge of how to do it? Do you want to try cooking like your great-grandparents did? Roll up your sleeves and make hearty meat stew, a vegetable side dish, bread, and a cake. Participants will learn the design of the woodstove and how to properly use it. After the meal is prepared, sit down to enjoy the food you made and ask last minute questions. And, yes, you will get recipes to take home and try!

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Comfort Foods 

Sunday, Jan.30, 2022, 12:30-3:30p.m. at the Tangen Home (check in at the LHF Visitor Center)

Please bring: Apron, water bottle, and containers or baggies to take home leftovers.

Join Living History Farm staff for some “stick to your ribs” comfort food and a cup of fresh coffee. Students will learn the art of making homemade noodles and other quick comfort items at the Victorian Tangen Home. Student creations will be cooked or baked on a wood stove in the 1875 period kitchen. Towards the end of class, everyone will sit down to enjoy their culinary projects. Recipes will be provided for you to try at home.

SOLD OUT

19th Century Bread Baking 

Sunday, Feb.6, 2022, 12:30-3:30p.m. at the Tangen Home (check in at the LHF Visitor Center)

Please bring: Apron, water bottle, and containers or baggies to take home leftovers.

Do you need a refresher course on making bread from scratch? Would you like to try baking in a wood burning stove? If so, try your hand at biscuits, yeast bread, and cinnamon rolls in an 1875-era farm kitchen while learning the history of bread making. Afterwards, sit around the table and enjoy your creations while learning more about the house and the type of family that would have lived there.

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Norwegian Cookies and Pastries 

Sunday, Feb.20, 2022, 12:30-3:30p.m. at the Tangen Home (check in at the LHF Visitor Center)

Please bring: Apron, water bottle, and containers or baggies to take home leftovers.

Norwegian tradition celebrated baking with spices and sweets. Explore some of LHF’s favorite Norwegian cookies in the Tangen Home 1876 era kitchen. Mix and bake a variety of cookies and rolls, including Kringla and Fattigman, a fried Norwegian doughnut. Make sure to bring containers to take any extra goodies you make home.

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Content Information:

  • Information presented during the class is the intellectual property of Living History Farms. If sharing on social media, please give credit to Living History Farms.
  • Living History Farms reserves the right to make changes to class content at the last minute due to unforeseen circumstances.
  • Sometimes classes involving food have leftovers to take home, but not always! 
  • Classes use recipes from a specific historic time period, therefore we generally cannot alter recipes without impacting other guests.

If you have a specific question, please contact us at registration@lhf.org

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