#5. WHY SHOULD I PARTICIPATE?
If you have participated in any organizations in Woods Hole, or have family in the region, then chances are the Woods Hole Historical Museum is looking after the records that tell the story of your involvement in the community. The Museum serves as the repository of the community’s past — collecting, preserving, and interpreting our manuscripts, correspondence, and photographs, among other documents. We think it’s important to support this fundraiser both with funds and recipes because the Museum belongs to all of us who know and love the village.
#4. I DON’T HAVE ANY RECIPES OF MY OWN TO SUBMIT, SO I SHOULDN’T PARTICIPATE, RIGHT?
Don’t let that discourage you. Many people are not submitting recipes they’ve created, but instead recipes from secondary sources they’ve come to love. And if you can, be sure to include a short narrative about what this food means to you and yours, the special occasion it commemorates, or the reason it has become one of your favorites. Feel free to submit more than one recipe, and encourage your children to participate as well!
#3. WHO WILL CARE IF I PARTICIPATE OR NOT?
Your family and friends will care! They’ll see your name associated with your recipe as its contributor. In effect, this cookbook project is an investment in our community legacy, for the sake of posterity! It is a snapshot of those members of our community who live in 2023, just as the 2002 and 1975 versions reflect other times, and other generations that we remember and continue to celebrate through the recipes they shared almost 25 and 50 years ago.
#2. WHAT KIND OF RECIPES DO YOU STILL NEED?
EVERYTHING! We’re looking for appetizers, main dishes, sides, soups, snacks, desserts, beverages. We have been amazed at the equal distribution of recipe types that have been submitted to date. And feel free to submit in more than one category. We want this to be a delicious and robust representation of all that we love to eat!
And the #1 question people ask… WHAT IS YOUR DEADLINE?
NOW! Or September 1, 2023, whichever comes first, LOL! We really would like to get as many recipes as possible by the end of summer, or Labor Day Weekend, so that the Cookbook Committee can begin the process of sorting submissions and figuring out what the project still needs.
To learn more about this project, visit the Museum’s website to download forms or to submit on-line.