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Explore interactive activities, insightful videos, and educational resources that offer a rich cultural and historical perspective.


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Also check out Collection Corner, a new short video series featuring unique objects and exploring how these items connect us to our community’s past.


The love of comfort food is something that unites us all. Whether going back to your roots to make your family’s tried-and-true recipe, or branching out to try a cuisine that is new to you, the sharing of food and techniques for culinary success are important to all cultures and communities.

Discover interesting recipes that we found in our local newspaper archives. Do versions of these have a valued place in your own family’s cookery archives?

Give them a try, then share your results with us on social media @claringtonlma (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter), along with the hashtag #RetroRecipeRewind!

A New Apple Pie

  • ¾ cup shredded pineapple
  • 2 cups apple sauce
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • 1½ tbsp gelatin softened in ¼ cup water or pineapple juice

Drain the pineapple and combine with the apple sauce. Add the salt. Dissolve the gelatin over hot water and add to the fruit mixture. Pour into a baked pie shell or graham cracker crust, and chill thoroughly before serving.

Click here or the image to the left to download the PDF!

(The Canadian Statesman, October 6, 1938, p.9)

Company Dinner

“As lovely Spring days approach there will be much visiting and modest entertaining.” Try this “little different, yet economical” menu for your next get together!

  • Creamed pork chops
  • Baked potatoes
  • Glazed onions
  • Whole wheat muffins and butter
  • Pea and carrot salad
  • Maple cream dessert
  • Date loaf
  • Coffee
  • After dinner mints


Creamed Pork Chops

Pan brown the chops and then place them in a shallow dish.
Sprinkle with salt, pepper and a dust of sage. Sprinkle thickly with finely-ground bread crumbs. Dot with butter.
Bake in hot oven until crumbs are lightly browned then add enough water to keep from sticking.
Cook 30 minutes, then add 1 can of condensed mushroom soup. Cook 10 minutes longer.

Glazed Onions

  • 2 dozen small white onions
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 6 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp water

Peel onions; cook in boiling salted water until tender. Drain.
Melt butter, add sugar and water. Add onions, simmer to brown and glaze.

Pea and Carrot Salad

  • 2 cups small canned peas
  • 1 cup grated carrot
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped celery
  • 2 tbsp chopped onion
  • 2 tbsp chopped olives
  • 2 chopped hard boiled eggs

Drain peas,grate carrot and chop other ingredients.
Just before serving toss all together with your favourite mayonnaise. Sprinkle chopped egg on top.
Also attractive if some chopped parsley or water cress added.

Maple Cream Dessert

  • 2 tbsp granulated gelatin
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup chopped nut meats
  • 1 cup whipped cream
  • 1/2 cup marshmallows diced

Soften the gelatin in the cold water.
Scald the milk over hot water; add a small amount of it slowly to the egg yolk.
Return to the milk remaining in the double boiler and cook until the mixture coats the spoon. In the meantime stir in the salt and maple syrup.

Click here or the image to the left to download the PDF!

(Orono Weekly Times, 17 Apr 1941, p. 3.)

Cooked Cucumbers

Peel the cucumbers carefully, removing but a thin shaving, cut into quarters, and then cut these pieces in half or dice them, removing the seeds.
Cook for fifteen to twenty minutes in boiling salted water, to which has been added an onion or some celery, or both, or some other vegetable flavour. If they are to be canned they should not be cooked more than fifteen minutes.
Serve with butter or cook them for a little in meat stock.
The cooked cucumbers may be put through a strainer and a creamy soup made by adding to the puree thus obtained hot milk and seasonings.

Click here or the image to the left to download the PDF!

(Canadian Statesman, 8 Oct 1914, p. 3.)

Dandelion Salad

Pick over and wash very carefully, using only the tender inner leaves; lay in cold water to become crisp, then place in salad bowl and grate a little onion over.
Dress with one tablespoonful of oil to three of vinegar, adding salt, pepper and a little sugar–about one tablespoon of sugar to every half cupful of dressing.

Click here or the image to the left to download the PDF!

(Canadian Statesman, 28 May 1914, p. 3.)


Earth Day

Happy Earth Day from Clarington Museums and Archives! Take some time to appreciate this beautiful planet we call home. Pictured here are Mr. Jury and his grandsons enjoying some time in nature.

We think that this picture needs some to colour to brighten it up! Find your best pencil crayons, markers, or other art supplies, and have a fun adding your creative touch.

Want to keep the fun going? Flip the page over to colour the home and gardens of the Jury family, Waverley Place!

Share your completed pictures with us on social media! Have fun!

Click the download link or image!

Jigsaw Puzzles

Sit back and relax with digital jigsaw puzzles using images from Clarington’s past and Clarington Museums & Archives locations. A new puzzle will be released each month!

Click the Jigsaw Planet link to get started!



Mrs. Pollard’s Strawberry Preserves (1926)

This recipe was found in the back of Mildred Jury’s 1926 diary and featured in #MondayswithMildred.

It has been adjusted with modern measurements for you to try at home!

This must be kept refrigerated.

Click the download link or image to try it at home!



Miss Burk’s Pickled Cherries (1926)

This recipe was found in the back of Mildred Jury’s 1926 diary and featured in #MondayswithMildred.

Try these pickled cherries in cocktails, roasted with meat, in salads, or on a charcuterie board!

These are cold processed pickles and must be kept refrigerated.

Click the download link or the image to try it at home!




Nine Men’s Morris Game

Nine Men’s Morris has been a popular game throughout history.

It was played in Ancient Rome, during the Medieval period, and by early Canadian settlers!

Click the download link or the image to try it at home!




Explore Mildred Jury’s 1926 diary with our #MondayswithMildred posts on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram!

Discover more about the Jury family with our “Who’s Who” of Waverley Place virtual exhibit!



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