Food Historian Nichole Gerding Creates Dairy Delectables Readington Museums Hosts Open House Favorite THIS SUNDAY


On Sunday, March 1, 2015, Readington Museums hosts an Open House program featuring food historian Nichole Gerding. The proprietress and owner of the Thankful Sage Farm School in Newtown, Pennsylvania, Gerding learned eighteenth-century food preservation and cooking in the kitchens of Colonial Williamsburg. Now she brings those skills to the Readington Museums’ Bouman-Stickney Farmstead. Gerding will discuss dairying in the 1700s and demonstrate how to churn butter. The how-to dairy program continues to be an annual favorite. Says Readington Museums Program Director Margaret Smith, “Over the years, this event has attracted families and history buffs all over the state. The Museums are proud to present it once more and with the special talents of Nichole Gerding.” The Open House program runs from 1:00-4:00 pm at the Bouman-Stickney Farmstead, 114 Dreahook Road in the Stanton section of Readington Township. If using a GPS, use Lebanon, NJ 08833. The program, as well as a tour of the 1741 Dutch bank house, is free but donations are gladly accepted. Groups of six or more please call for a reservation. For more information please contact Program Director Margaret Smith at 908-236-2327 or For directions please visit