For those looking for a last-minute Christmas gift that reflects local heritage, the Friends of Germantown Colony Museum are offering a cookbook for $20.
Recently printed, the cookbook is a compilation of local recipes by families with direct connections to the colony.
Jean Doerge and Charlotte Jones put together the submitted recipes, along with pictures of the museum, inside and outside.
It also contains a "forward" by parish historian John Agan, telling about the Germantown Colony, when and how it was founded.
According to Agan, Germantown Colony is one of three sites founded by the Utopian Movement or Harmonist Society in the early days of the 19th Century. Colonists came from Germany, founding Harmony, Indiana in 1814 and Economy, Pennsylvania in 1826.
To purchase a cookbook, visit one of these local businesses: Blossom Shop, Loye's Pharmacy, Timeless Cafe and the Webster Parish Convention and Visitor's Commission.