Beginning Monday August 25, the infantry barracks museum will be closed for remodeling and to prepare for a new theater and exhibits. Work is expected to be completed by spring of 2015. The site's movie will be played in the visitor center upon request.
Cooking - Tools of the Trade
The following are tools or props that would be found in the mess hall or at a cooking station.
KETTLES AND PANS
Dishes and other items that are in the kitchen included tinware and redware-both pictured below. The redware is for display only.
The descriptions of these tools came from the Open Hearth Cookbook by Suzanne Goldenson and Doris Simpson. Used by permission.
Did You Know?
At Fort Scott, several of the boxes and barrels are marked Fort Scott, MO. Not actually in Missouri, the fort was located four miles west, in what was then unorganized territory. The army used Fort Scott, MO as a shipping address to assure that supplies made it to the right place.