Smithsonian Food History

Exploring History, One Bite at a Time

By connecting with the history of food and agriculture in America through programs, demonstrations, talks, and much more, Smithsonian Food History invites communities near and far to come to the table and explore American history through food.

Food programs are based in the rich food history content at the National Museum of American History. We offer a diverse menu of programs and demonstrations that bring visitors together for relevant discussions that start with history and expand to the present and future of American food. These activities include weekly free daytime programs for the nearly five million visitors to the museum each year, regular “After Hours” evenings that mix historic topics with delicious food and drinks, and our new signature program, the annual Smithsonian Food History Weekend.

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Director, Smithsonian Food History Programs
Program Producer
Food and Agriculture Programs Manager