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Smithsonian Celebrates Julia Child

| August 24, 2015 | Parties

At a reception to commemorate Julia Child’s birthday, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, home to Child’s kitchen, announced the program of the first Smithsonian Food History Weekend and companion gala fundraising dinner. The events, Oct. 22–24, are themed “Innovation on Your Plate,” and will examine the rich history of the innovation in the production, preparation and consumption of food in America.

As the home of Julia Child’s kitchen, and in her spirit, the National Museum of American History is committed to examining the impact of food, drink and agriculture on American History. Through research, collecting and strategic partnerships, the Museum’s American Food History Project creates programs, exhibitions and events to engage the public in an exploration of American food history and understand the role they play in shaping the future of food in America. The Museum opened the Wallace H. Coulter Demonstration Plaza with a fully equipped demonstration kitchen, where live programs are presented for all audiences. As Julia Child influenced culinary history and foodways in America, the Museum uses its exciting, new menu of programs and demonstrations to connect audiences to their past and their future through food.


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