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“Food as Historical Artifacts” Lecture with Sharon Biggs Waller

July 26, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

In connection to our exhibit, “Nordic: A Photographic Essay of Landscapes, Food, and People” by Magnus Nilsson, the Museum will host a lecture by Sharon Biggs Waller, author of feminist novels A Mad, Wicked Folly, The Forbidden Orchid (Viking), and Girls on the Verge (Holt).

Heirloom or heritage produce not only taste delicious but also have a storied past: the Trail of Tears bean was carried by the Cherokees on their forced march to Oklahoma, and the Moon and Stars Watermelon was a long-lost variety re-discovered in a backyard in Missouri.  Heirlooms give us a way to experience what our ancestors collected, treasured and (of course) ate—living history at its best!

Author, journalist and food history enthusiast Sharon Biggs Waller will give a presentation on heritage fruits, vegetables and livestock and their importance as living historical artifacts.

Admission $10 and includes a copy of Magnus Nilsson exhibit book. Reservations recommended, and can be made here or at the Museum.



July 26, 2017
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Swedish American Museum
5211 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60640 United States
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