Grand Opening: Food exhibit

The food on the American table may not define exactly what we are as a nation, but the traditions surrounding our foods speak volumes about who we are. Rooted in centuries of borrowing and sharing, food traditions are staggeringly diverse and constantly evolving. The intersection of cultures in America is perhaps the most important factor in the mix that is America’s food.
“American food” defies definition, except to say that it is what people in America harvest, prepare, and eat. There is no real recipe, just a few key ingredients constantly stirred by time.
Stop by and explore this exhibit that explores our natural resources, local food traditions, food technology, and food as an autobiography. Then, continue your adventure throughout the summer at area history museums which will have related displays and programming.
Food: Gathering Around the Table is generously sponsored by Meta and Old National Bank.
FOOD Gathering around the table is created by DeKalb County History Center in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum on Main Street program.


Jun 01 2024


12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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