Library Pop-Up: Historical Cookbooks and Recipes

Library Pop-Up
Friday, December 13, 2019
12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
Science History Institute
315 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
United States


Pocket-sized cookbook features recipes using Horsford baking powder

Pocket-sized cookbook features recipes using Horsford baking powder. Rumford Chemical Works, circa 1877.

Science History Institute

From drinks to cakes and all the courses in between, join us as we explore cookbooks and recipes from our historical collections.

The holiday season has us thinking about baking and cheer, so we’ll be pulling out our books on household science and food chemistry and cookbooks with old recipes.

This month, the Science History Institute joins our Old City neighbors for simultaneous pop-up activities. All pop-ups are free and open to the public between 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. 

Carpenters’ Hall
320 Chestnut Street
A small collection of vintage photographs and images will be on display demonstrating changes the building has undergone since it opened as a museum in 1857. 

Museum of the American Revolution
101 South 3rd Street
Drop in to learn how soldiers and civilians alike kept warm during the long, cold winter.

National Liberty Museum
321 Chestnut Street
Give back in a unique, crafty way! Visitors can make fun jewelry to be sold in the museum’s holiday store. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to a charity of the maker’s choice.

About Library Pop-Ups

Library Pop-Ups offer visitors an opportunity to see the books and archives researchers travel around the world to investigate at the Science History Institute. Held in our museum between 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. on the second Friday of each month, our librarians and curators from the Othmer Library will share highlights from our collections through fun, theme-oriented activities and programs.

This event is free, and no registration is required. For more information contact Alexis Pedrick at 215.873.8293 or