Wednesday, April 16, 2008

"New Exhibit" Holliday-Dorsey-Fife House Museum

There is a new exhibit at the Holliday-Dorsey-Fife House Museum.

For anyone who is interested in antique kitchen Ware, cook books and recipes. The exhibit called " Spice of Fayette" will be be on display from April until the end of June. The core of the exhibit is the collection of Debra Blalock. She has loaned the museum over 200 sets of salt and pepper shakers.

Down stairs in the small oak cabinet are vintage Hersey Mustard jars on loan from Jeanne Brewer, a child's cruet set from England, and two "Fayette Favorite Foods" cookbooks ( 1949 & 1969). The eye catcher is a hand written recipe for "Fancy Sandwiches" written 75 years ago. Upstairs there are three cases that have Mrs. Blalock's collection, vintage cruets ( Hersey), also some 1910-1914 magazine ads. There is a Lea & Perrine's bottle and ad, and a Heinz ad. There are more local vintage cookbooks.

The unique shaker sets are the one from Africa that are small square glass covered in thin leather, three sets of shaped like smoking pipes . Many of the sets are from different states or countries and then there are themes, like farm animals, vegetables, fruits, wild animals, and carved wooden sets. There is something for everyone. There are brief captions explaining seasonings; salt; pepper; mustard; ketchup and vinegar. We hope that those who come to the Taste of Living History Days will come and enjoy our spicy offering.

Article by Deborrah Riddle, Fayette Museum
Submitted by CB Glover

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