Kids Can Cook Like A Lumberjack at Forest History Center Nov. 15

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Release dated: 
October 22, 2014
Media contacts: 

Megan Lawson • Marketing and Communications • 651-259-3141 •

Jeff Johns • Forest History Center • 218-327-4482 •

Quick facts: 

Event: Lumberjack Cooking for Kids
Date: Saturday, Nov. 15
Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Place: Forest History Center
Address: 2609 County Road 76, Grand Rapids MN 55744
Cost: $9 adults, $7 seniors and college students, $6 children ages 6 to 17; free for children age 5 and under and MNHS members.
Phone: 218-327-4482

Kids Can Cook Like A Lumberjack at Forest History Center Nov. 15

Lumberjack CookingThe whole family will enjoy cooking like a lumberjack at the Forest History Center's "Lumberjack Cooking for Kids," Saturday, Nov. 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Become "cookies" and experience the challenge of cooking in a logging camp from 1900. Then learn how to prepare foods like "cold shuts" (donuts), "sweat pads" (pancakes) and pies using recipes and ingredients that would have been used in a historic cook shack. This event is fun for all ages.

Cost for the program is $9 for adults, $7 for seniors and college students, $6 for children ages 6 to 17 and free for children age 5 and under and MNHS members.

The Minnesota Historical Society site is at 2609 County Road 76, near Hwys. 169 and 2 in Grand Rapids. It is filled with living-history characters who acquaint visitors with life in a recreated 1900 logging camp and a log-drive floating cook shack moored on the Mississippi river. A 1930s forest ranger's cabin, fire tower and self-guided trails are part of the site, along with exhibits and a renovated visitor center which opened in 2004. For more information, call 218-327-4482.

The Society’s calendar of events is posted online at The website also has information about all of the Society’s programs, museums and historic sites.

The Minnesota Historical Society is a non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. The Society collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and book publishing. Using the power of history to transform lives, the Society preserves our past, shares our state’s stories and connects people with history.

The Minnesota Historical Society is supported in part by its Premier Partners: Xcel Energy and Explore Minnesota Tourism.