Smithsonian Food History Weekend

November 1-3, 2018


Join us for the 2018 Smithsonian Food History Weekend at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. Culinary leaders, researchers, practitioners, and scholars will inspire museum visitors to understand the history of food in America and the role we all play, individually and collectively, in shaping the future of food.


Over the course of three days, our fourth annual Smithsonian Food History Weekend will explore the history and changing dynamics of regional food cultures in the United States. How have regional foodways expressed their place? Who and what shape regional identities? How are new ideas about regions reviving, shaping, and reshaping food in America?

Participants for the 2018 weekend include Aarón Sánchez, Jessica Harris, Edouardo Jordan, Sean Sherman, William Cronon, Janice Marshall and many more! 

From cooking demonstrations, hands-on learning, dynamic conversations, and Smithsonian collections, a black-tie gala, dance performances, and beer history, there’s something for everyone. 

Plan your Smithsonian Food History Weekend today!




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