As a public health precaution due to COVID-19, all Smithsonian museums and the National Zoo are temporarily closed. We are not announcing a reopening date at this time and will provide updates on our website and social media.

Press

Contact

For information and photography on the American Food History Project, the American Brewing History Initiative, and our events, please contact us via email at: foodhistory@si.edu.

For questions from the press and general information about the museum, please call 202-633-3129 or use the contact form for the Public Affairs office.

 

Media Comp Tickets

If you would like to cover one of our food events and request a comp ticket, please send us an email with “Media Comp Ticket Request” in the subject line to foodhistory@si.edu.

We reserve a limited number of tickets for media use for ticketed programs. We will do our best to fulfill all requests, but please note that distribution may be limited for high demand events. 

 

Recent Food History Press Releases

See more press information for the museum here

From Our Blog

Chef Lena Richard and others filming a television segment
Lena Richard was an African American chef who built a culinary empire in New Orleans during the Jim Crow era. She reshaped public understanding of New Orleans’ cuisine, but her story has never been given its proper due.
Happy days are here again banner.
When Prohibition went into effect, who was toasting it and who needed a drink?
See more blog posts