Let’s face it. We all love food. Now there’s an exhibit that explores what America eats. Beginning Jan. 28, the Kansas Museum of History presents the special exhibit What’s Cooking, Uncle Sam?: The Government’s Effect on the American Diet. The exhibit runs through May 1.
This very special exhibit follows food from the farm to the dinner table through the records of the National Archives. In addition, the museum is planning a special schedule of food-related programs. Our Kansas Cooking series offers the chance to spend two hours with Hy-Vee dietician Amber Groeling making and eating delicious foods. Each of the programs, held from 2 – 4 p.m., requires preregistration; cost is $20 per person or $15 for members. Dates and topics are: Eat Like a President, February 20; Cooking with Kids, March 15; and Old Time Recipes, April 9. Preregister online. More at kshs.org/19154. Ware Fare, presented at 6:30 p.m., April 8, is a free lecture by Lora Vogt with The National World War I Museum.
This exhibition was created by the National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C., with support from the Foundation for the National Archives. The national tour of What’s Cooking, Uncle Sam? is made possible by Mars, Incorporated.
The Museum is located at 6425 SW 6th Avenue, Topeka. For more information, visit kshs.org/museum.