When you step inside of the Lester Farmhouse at the East Hampton Historical Farm Museum, you'll be in great-grandma's kitchen where she prepared foods and where she cooked and baked everything from scratch using a wood-fired cast iron stove. You'll have the chance to use her kitchen tools for grinding coffee, chopping clams and meat and making butter molds with fancy designs. Following these hands-on cooking activities, everyone is invited for a guided tour of the 2-bedroom farmhouse where great-grandma and great-grandpa Lester raised 7 children.
The house was built in 1725 by a whaling captain and was later purchased by Selah Lester in the 1870's. All the furnishings are authentic antiques and were passed down from generation to generation and then donated to the museum by local families. The restored Lester Farmhouse and Barn is a living history museum where artifacts are displayed in the open, not inside glass cabinets.