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Educational Items

All three sites have books! Everything from cookbooks to history, to children's story books are available. There are books on Native American history, poetry and cookbooks along with the history of our area and the west. Each site has books that are suitable for most age groups, toddlers to adults. Books by local authors are carried at all three of the Museum's gift shops.

 

Besides Cross Times Cookin' (see recipes below) you might want to check out the other cookbooks we have at Cross Orchards.

Here are a few titles:
Peaches and Other Juicy Fruits
The Four Season's Farm Gardener's Cookbook
Beginner's Guide to Preserving Food at Home
Woodstove Cookery

 

4D Vision Puzzles by 4D Masters are available at all three sites. Your child can put together an anatomy animal. Cows to Mammoths! These are collectible quality, with a highly detailed finish; one side shows the outside of the animal and the other shows the bones and organs. These are great items for the child that is interested in how bodies work.

 

 

Jewelry

Our Museums feature silver jewelry, glass jewelry, lapidary and corn jewelry designed and created by local artisans. Commercial jewelry is also carried.

 

 

Fun Stuff!

marbles

 

Have you lost your marbles?! People really gravitate to our box of marbles, reminisce about shooting marbles, the game of "Ringer," playing for fun or "Keepsies."

 

 

Cross Times Cookin'

Every month we feature a different recipe from Cross Times Cookin' which was published to honor the 100th anniversary of Cross Orchards. Recipes were submitted by volunteers and other members of the community who have supported Cross Orchards over the years. The cookbook is available in the gift shop!

 

Apple Blossom Cooler
1 C water
1 (3-inch) piece cinnamon
1/3 C sugar
1 qt apple juice
2 tsp mint flakes
1/2 C lemon juice
Bring water, sugar, mint flakes, and cinnamon to a boil; reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes. Cool. Combine apple juice and lemon juice. Strain syrup into juice mixture. Chill. Makes about 5 cups.
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Queen Cake
1 lb butter
10 eggs, lightly beaten
1 T rose water
1 1/4 lb sifted flour
1 lb fine white sugar
1/2 lb shelled almonds
Beat butter to a cream, with rose water; then add sugar, eggs, beaten very lightly, and sifted flour. Beat the cake well together; then add shelled almonds, blanched and beaten to a paste. Butter tin round basins, line them with white paper. Put mixture in 1 ½ inches deep. Bake 1 hour in a quick oven.
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At Cross Orchards Historic Site

Cross Orchards Apple Butter

Apple Butter

 

Bird bath

Bird bath

 

Honey cookbooks

Honey cookbooks

 

 

At Dinosaur Journey Museum

Dinosaurs by Papo

Dinosaurs by Papo

 

Handcrafted dinosaur pins

Handcrafted dinosaur pins

 

Handcrafted Aspen wood vases

Handcrafted Aspen wood vases

 

 

At Museum of the West

Handknapped pointsHandknapped points

 

Monumental Majesty

by local author Laurena Mayne Davis

Monumental Majesty

 

Distant Treasures in the Mist

by local author David Bailey

Distant Treasures in the Mist

 

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