As of February 27, 2017, the museum is permanently closed to the public. The university is digitizing the museum’s holdings for research and can be viewed on our Collections page.

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Kitchen Stoves: From Open Hearth to the Microwave

Following a time line, trace the development of cooking in America from the open hearth of the Colonial era to the cast iron coal and wood-burning stoves of the 19th century, to the advent of the microwave oven and today’s modern appliances.