Virtual Speaker Series – Food Matters: Exploring History Through Food - The Birthplace of Country Music
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Virtual Speaker Series – Food Matters: Exploring History Through Food

January 12, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Paula Johnson, Food History Curator at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History

Date: Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Time: 7:00pm

Location: Zoom (free but registration required)

Join Paula Johnson, Food History Curator at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, and Rene Rodgers, Head Curator at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, on Tuesday, January 12, 7:00pm for a conversation about the power of food as a lens for exploring history. We’ll hear about the National Museum of American History’s robust food history offerings, from Julia Child’s home kitchen to programs on food justice to live cooking demonstrations that feature chefs, home cooks, and recipes from regional cuisines across the country. Find out how what’s on your plate relates to many strands of economic, political, technological,  and social history!

This is the first in the museum’s Virtual Speaker Series, and January’s program is part of a partnership with the Smithsonian’s American Women’s History Initiative. Future speakers include Bailey George talking about honky tonk women (February 2), part of our complementary programming to go along with our current special exhibit Honky Tonk: Portraits of Country Music, 1972–1981, and Alona Norwood and William Isom III from Black in Appalachia talking about the work to record and amplify Black history and stories from the Appalachian region (March 2).

“Food Matters: Exploring History Through Food” is free and open to the public, but please register to attend below. Donations are welcome and help to support free and low-cost museum programming.

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January 12, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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