herstory of food

august 2015

smithsonian national museum of american history


tour + talk-back at the smithsonian's national museum of american history

it's no secret that women and food have a history, or dare we say herstory, in our country--as homemakers, business owners, victory gardeners, authors, TV personalities and so much more. women's relationship to food has changed over time.
what does it mean to tell these food stories in a national museum?

join several members of the food history team at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History for a journey through the museum's diverse FOOD show with a special tour (including their demonstration kitchen!) + talk-back. even if you have already seen julia child's kitchen, this pineapple event will reveal the nuances of telling food stories through exhibitions and programs at the museum, and explore the intersection of government, society, agriculture and women's present and future relationship with food.