Open Hearth Cooking at the Manor



Time: 6:00pm
Location: Nelles Manor Museum

Open Hearth Cooking at Nelles Manor
Date: Sunday, November 4th
Time: 1pm or 6pm
Price: $30 and includes a tour

You will prepare a simple seasonal autumn meal using recipes from the 19th-century, some of which were written by a Grimsby resident in 1840. You’ll get a chance to try out a variety of hearth-cooking and butter-making techniques with the help of historic Cook Demonstrator Julia Baird in the museum’s original 230-year old open hearth fireplace, and you’ll also enjoy a tour of the museum, time to sit and enjoy the meal around the harvest table and a booklet of recipes to take home.

Julia Baird is a Historical Interpreter who has worked in historic house museums with a culinary focus for a decade, using mid 19th-century recipes to cook, bake & preserve using an open hearth, brick oven and wood-fired range. You’ll find her Food History blog at

Pre-registration is required. Please email or call 289-235-7755 to reserve your place.


This is the second time that we have offered these classes, so this one will be exactly the same as the first one that we did in September!

Disclaimer: For safety reasons, we recommend that attendees wear closed toe shoes, avoid wearing dangley scarves, sleeves etc., and have their legs and ankles covered.

Historic Cook Demonstrator Julia Baird