Red Rock Heirloom Recipes

May 13, 2021

Sedona Heritage Museum Publishes New Recipe Book

The Sedona Heritage Museum announces the release of their latest publication, this time a small collection of recipes discovered in the drawers and trunks of Sedona area pioneer families.

“Red Rock Heirloom Recipes, 1880-1930” is a 20-page booklet and an eclectic representation of favorite family recipes for vittles and home remedies, as prepared and used by some of Red Rock’s earliest pioneers and their descendants.

Long before anyone had heard of the name ‘Sedona’, a settlement of homesteaders established themselves on Oak Creek along what we now know as Red Rock Loop Road. These families represented a diverse group, including immigrants from Germany and Ireland, and Latino families tracing their lineage far earlier to Spanish and Mexican families.  “This little book is a compilation of recipes, memories and photographs, generously shared with the Sedona Historical Society, from some of Sedona’s long-time pioneer families.” said

Kathy Levin, researcher and project coordinator.  “Pioneer names include Thompson, Schuerman, Chavez, Dumas, and Elmer. It was a joy to visit with so many remaining members of founding families while seeking recipes.”

Ruth Turner, a new volunteer at the Society, assisted Levin with layout and graphic design. The book is now available in the Museum Gift Shop.

The Sedona Heritage Museum is in Jordan Historical Park at 735 Jordan Rd in Uptown Sedona, AZ.  Hours are 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., daily.  For more information, call 928-282-7038.