KITCHEN: "All of the philosophy in our house is not
in the study, a good deal is in the kitchen, where a fine old lady thinks high thoughts
and does good deeds while she cooks and scrubs." (LMA Journal December, 1860). Mrs.
Alcott, Louisa, Anna and May prepared and preserved food, and washed and ironed laundry in
this room. Original features include the soapstone sink given to Mrs. Alcott by Louisa, a
hot water reservoir, and a drying rack designed by Mr. Alcott for laundry. Mrs. Alcott's
bread board, mortar and pestle, tin spice chest and wooden bowls are displayed on the
Hutch table and countertops.
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