Grating, Grinding and Shaving: Antique Kitchen Gadgets
Guided tour—Fort Hays State Historic Site, Hays
What would you do without your frozen food, microwave, and electric stove? Probably exactly what the Victorian housewife did-prepare your meals from scratch! But even in the 1800s, women had a collection of gadgets and tools designed to save time and effort. Get an up-close look at how these wondrous inventions worked in this primarily hands-on program.
Cost per student is $2. One adult enters free for every 10 students. Additional adults pay the student rate.
Length of tour: approximately 1 hour.
Number of students in a group: For the best experience, we recommend no more than 30.
Registration and scheduling: Contact Site administrator, 785-625-6812; e-mail Fort Hays. Tours must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance.
Other guided tours at Fort Hays:
- Button Boards and Glass Grenades: Military Oddities of the 1800s
- Native Americans and The Buffalo
- From Reveille to Taps: Bugle Calls at Fort Hays
- Victorian Secrets: What Women Wore in the 1800s