Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History is dedicating two days to the “history of food” for the fifth time this year. Be there on November 8-9 for the annual Food History Weekend.
The museum opens its doors for the free event at 10:30 a.m. Friday for the event, which lasts until 5:30 p.m. on Saturday.
With its motto “Power Through Food,” the festival has a special theme this year: Migrant and refugee women and organizations. It will “explore how their food-related enterprises are helping create sustainable livelihoods and stronger communities.”
The event is promising visitors cooking demonstrations, hands-on learning, dynamic conversations, book signings, Smithsonian collections, and beer history, adding that there would be something for everyone of every age.
There will be leading chefs, local organizations, experts, museum curators and entrepreneurs to take part in the “dynamic conversations.”
Among the programs are Cooking Up History, the Kids Table: Hands-On Cooking Activities, the Marketplace, Curators’ Corner, Conversation Café, Cooking Healthy and more.
The organizers notify potential visitors in the event brief that Friday’s “Deep Dish Dialogue: Culinary Game Changers and the Julia Child Award” and the “Cooking Up History: In the Kitchen with Jacques Pépin” have already sold out. However, there are waitlist tickets you can sign up for.
Registration does not guarantee a seat, and all programs are first-come, first-served open seating.
Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History is located at 1300 Constitution Ave NW.