Sesame Street was an innovative and radical children's television program when it premiered in 1969. In the 1960s, many parents were...
Suffering from "shell shock and a general breakdown," Charles Mackall and James Randall arrived in Philadelphia in September 1918 from...
As our Philanthropy Initiative continues to explore the history of giving, we're eager to share stories of success and failure. This story...

Blog Posts in "Food History"

    Interns Kristen Chasse and Jillian Brems spent the summer as part of “Team Julia,” a group of people responsible for the...
Today’s post is the third in a series of weekly Julia Child recipes. This week, education technologist Carrie Kotcho shares her experience...
A bowl of mashed potatoes
Today’s post is the second in a series of weekly Julia Child recipes. This week, project manager Nanci Edwards shares her experience of...
National Museum of American History Chef William Bednar
When you are in the museum’s kitchen on a hectic morning and Chef William asks if you want to taste a rum bun, you say “yes” even if you...
A photograph of the recipe for "Reine de Saba," a chocolate cake made by Julia Child
“Above all, have a good time”To celebrate Julia Child’s wall of copper pots joining the museum’s collections, we’re taking Julia’s...
When Julia Child moved back to her home state of California in 2001, she donated the kitchen from her Cambridge, Massachusetts, home to the...
Ora Snyder, chocolatier
I had the chocolate symposium (held a few weeks ago at the museum) and Women’s History Month on my mind when I came across...

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