Ask the Archivist: Holiday Heritagefest
6/9/2014
Looking for ways to infuse your holiday gatherings with family history? Check out these inspiring ideas from Janet Hovorka, author of Zap the Grandma Gap: Connect with Your Family by Connecting Them to Your Family History (Family Chartmasters).

Q. What’s the easiest way to turn holidays into heritagefests?
A.
Food! Those labor-intensive recipes prepared at the holidays are probably from your family history. Make them together. If it’s a tricky recipe, teach it: Make sure your helpers know how much “a pinch” is. If you can’t make it together, at least make sure everyone knows where the recipes come from. Tell stories and pull out a picture of the grandma who was known for that dish.