Covenhoven House Hosts Open Hearth Open House

November 8, 2013

FREEHOLD – Monmouth County Historical Association is inviting the public to enjoy open-hearth cooking demonstrations from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Covenhoven House. Attendees will be able to observe 18th-century style cooking over the open hearth and experience colonial life as they tour the house. Visitors will be invited to sample treats made from authentic “receipts” provided by hearth cooks, Glenn May and Susan Luczu.

A special fall menu has been prepared by Luczu in honor of the fall harvest season and includes corn fritters, roasted root vegetables, red cabbage and ham, apple tart and beer batter bread. Guests will be able to take guided tours of the landmark house built in 1752 for William and Elizabeth Covenhoven. Covenhoven House later served as headquarters for British General Sir Henry Clinton before the Battle of Monmouth in June 1778.  The tour of the house will include a presentation of how tea was served in the 18th century.

Covenhoven House is located at 150 W. Main St. Parking is available at Grace Lutheran Church at the corner of West Main Street and Business Route 33. Admission is free.

Additional information about booking a school program for a class is available by calling 732-462-1466.




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