Sunday, March 18, 2012

Food History Exhibits 2012

Below are 8 current food history related exhibits.

The Land of Penn and Plenty: Bringing History to the Table is the 2012 theme for the museums of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.  HERE  March 11 is the annual Charter Day, when many of the PHMC museums have free admission. For the list of participating museums click HERE

to -- Apr 29 Federal Foodies: From Farm to Table in Early Baltimore. Homewood Museum, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD "Charles Carroll Jr. took great pride and pleasure in creating a beautiful and productive setting for his Federal-era summer house, Homewood, with fields, gardens, and orchards set amidst 130 picturesque acres...” HERE

-- May 6  Something of Splendor: Decorative Arts from the White House at the Smithsonian's Renwick Gallery, DC.HERE

-- June 10 From Field to Feast: Pennsylvania German Food. The Hershey Story Museum. Hershey, PA HERE

-- Sept 30  Chosen Food: Cuisine, Culture, and American Jewish Identity. Jewish Museum of Maryland, Baltimore, MD

-- Sept 30  Our Spirited Ancestors: The Decorative Art of Drink. Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts. Old Salem. NC

Apr 28 -- Jan 6 2013 Uncorked! Wine, Objects & Tradition. Winterthur Museum. Wilmington, DE Winterthur Museum had an exhibit on Wine, Objects and Tradition. Many of the items and pictures from the exhibit are online HERE

-- summer 2013 Hoecakes & Hospitality: Cooking with Martha Washington. Mount Vernon, VA The exhibit contained cookbooks and items from the kitchen and dining room, with scents (cinnamon, coffee, herbs and warm bread) and sounds (birds in garden, clinking tableware). For more information: HERE A short youtube video on the exhibit: HERE

©2012 Patricia Bixler Reber

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