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Smithsonian Food History Weekend

We're Online in 2020!

October 15-17, 2020

Due to the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Smithsonian’s 6th annual Food History Weekend will be presented in a largely virtual format in 2020. Although we will miss welcoming our many audiences and special guests to the National Museum of American History as we have for the past five years, the health and safety of our audiences and staff are of primary importance. Rest assured that we have developed a dynamic series of online talks, demonstrations, interactive conversations, and activities around this year’s theme, Food Futures: Striving for Justice.


October 15: Presentation of the Julia Child Award to Food Tank co-founder Danielle Nierenberg at a special Gala from Home!

October 15-17: The program schedule will be announced in late September. Watch this space for details!

Crystal Moten During Deep Dish Dialogue at 2019 Smithsonian Food History Weekend
NMAH Curator, Dr. Crystal Moten, introduces a panel on Women and Food Activism in American History with Dr. Jessica B. Harris, Dr. Psyche Williams-Forson, and Tambra Raye Stevenson. Food History Weekend 2019.