Director’s Desk: April Happenings

by Liz Williams

April is a really special month for us at SoFAB.  We have a wonderful event on Easter that allows us to Drink Well and Do Good.  And we are always ready to learn more about wine.  We are, as always, open to new materials for our archives, menus and artifacts for our collections.  And we will be celebrating a major event on April 17 with the symposium and reception in honor of the latest food issue of the Oxford American and the publication of Cornbread Nation 5.  We hope to see all of you there to participate in the discussion and meet authors and editors.

Our regular Saturday programming for April includes luminaries like Chef Gunter Preuss, a showing of Raised on Rice and Gravy, and Chef Carolyn Shelton.  There is another great activity for the Teen Club.  This time they will be meeting with Judy Walker at the Kitchen Witch.  And we have the opening of the exhibit curated by students from the University of Toronto Museum Studies program:  Acadian to Cajun.  This exhibit promises to link the food of Acadia to Cajun food.  What a great exhibit.

In addition to what we have to look forward to, we have the great new artifacts that we acquired during the month of March.  We are fortunate to have borrowed great artifacts from Galatoire’s Restaurant, acquired a stunning sugar sculpture, and continue to enjoy two great photography exhibits.

Finally the room where we listen to lectures, watch demonstrations and conduct children’s programming is shaping up to be a terrific place to see kitchenware – terrific stoves, thanks to the South Bend Stove Company and others, old countertop appliances and children’s kitchen toys.  We don’t want any place in the museum to be dead space.  All of it should celebrate foodways and food and drink culture.  And we also want each visit to the museum to be one full of new discovery.  We want you to keep coming back to see a new sign, a new artifact or a new exhibit.

Thanks so much to all of you for supporting us.  Please remember that what may be junk to you could be a treasure to us.  One that we can share with all the museum’s visitors.


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