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The Lutz/Lutes Family Scholarship

The Lutz/Lutes Family Scholarship Awarded April 1st of each year The Lutz/Lutes Family Scholarship was established by Claudia (Lutes) Tugwell in memory of her parents Allen and Esther Lutes.  The scholarship, valued at $1,000.00 is awarded annually to a deserving high school student who will use said award toward the cost of the first year…

Heritage Recipe #3 – How to Make Hard Soap

Directions for Making Hard Soap This hand written recipe for making hard soap was donated to the Lutz Mountain Heritage Museum in 1977.  It shows a recipe for hard soap made with rosin, a resin from pine. Rosin soap was most commonly used for laundry. 1 pound of rosin 6 pounds of grease* 6 pounds…

Heritage Recipes From the Lutz Mountain Meeting House #2

Cornell Bread While searching through a box of archive documents recently, we came across this recipe for Cornell Bread. What is Cornell Bread you may ask? It is a highly nutritious bread – a low cost alternative to more expensive high protein foods. It was developed during World War II by Dr. Clive McCay, a…