FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 13, 2017
Kimberly Casey, Digital Media Manager
Warm Up with Fire On The Mountain
Join us at Burritt on the Mountain on March 4th for Fire on the Mountain! Our historic park will be full of engaging demonstrations and activities from 10am – 3pm. With Open Hearth Cooking and Blacksmith Demonstrations throughout the day, this day will be a fun and informative way to connect with our historic, folklife traditions.
Fire was absolutely essential to living life in the 1800’s. Meals were cooked over open flame or in hearths. This meant no stovetop to cook multiple menu items at once, no oven to pre-heat and set to the right temperature. Cooking was an incredibly involved activity that could take up a good portion of the day. We’ll be demonstrating the process making different dishes throughout the day.
Blacksmithing was a crucial trade for creating items for use in the home, in the kitchen and on the farm. With some simple tools and fire, blacksmiths could turn iron into horse shoes, fireplace cranes, knives, hoes, and plow points. Come see several blacksmithing demonstrations throughout the day.
This event will take place in our Historic Park on March 4th from 10am-3pm. Admission to this event is included in general admission prices, $8 for children and $10 for adults. Please note, demonstrations may vary based on weather conditions.