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A Victorian Culinary Christmas

Slip away into the past and experience a recreation of the Christmas culinary traditions of yesterday.

Saturday, December 5, 2020 to Saturday, January 2, 2021
10:51am to 4:51pm
Guided tours will operate Saturdays, 10am to 4pm
Rates/Admission Prices

FREE Admission

Rogers Historical Museum | Hawkins House
322 S. Second Street
Rogers, AR 72756
Hours of Operation

Exhibition Hours:
Thursday - Saturday | 10 am to 4pm

Guided Tours:
Saturday | 10am to 4pm

Hawkins House is closed for all major holidays.

Museum Hours (thru 12/3):
Thursday - Friday | 10am to 11am and 1pm to 2pm
Saturday | 11am to 2pm

For many families, the celebration of Christmas would not be complete without a feast and a selection of seasonal sweet and salty treats. Many of the foods and food related activities we associate with Christmas today, as well as some that have been lost over time, were being enjoyed by folks in our community over a century ago. The Hawkins House tour is designed to exhibit examples of family food traditions and holiday decorations popular at the turn-of-the-twentieth century in the Ozarks. The house will be decorated in traditional pine boughs and holly, old fashioned toys and of course a Christmas tree trimmed with a popcorn and cranberry garland. Stepping back in time, Mrs. Hawkins’ kitchen, her cooking methods and some of her Christmas menu choices may still be familiar to us. However, who today would consider for an entrée the now extinct passenger pigeon with chestnut stuffing or a side dish of sweet pickled crabapples?

In accordance with the City of Rogers COVID –19 policy, acceptable face coverings are required to be worn dur-ing your visit and tour group size will be limited to allow for social distancing.