Exhibit at Spirit Center
The large conference room in the Spirit Center is hosting an exhibit of food and food preparation during the last century.
It is a Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit, which will be here until Dec. 2, 2006. The exhibit explores the history and mystery of food in America.
Exhibits tell of gardens, roadside fruit and vegetable stands, food processing and preservation through the years, of the commercial productions of canned and bottled food beverage. They tell the first TV dinners, the growth of the “fast food” business and the growth of the processed food industry.
The Exhibit is open 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, closed Sunday and Monday. Admission is Free.
Saturday events are Nov. 4, 4 to 6 p.m., A Homebrew Class with Barleyhoppers Beer tasting at the Cottonwood Community Hall.
Saturday, Nov. 11, 4 to 6 p.m. at the Monastery will be an Old Fashioned Monastery Meal from the Past offered in the Monastery refectory.
The Nov. 18, Saturday event from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Cottonwood Community Hall will be a Thanksgiving Community Potluck featuring foods from the Old country. With “Songs for your Supper” by Bill Rossiter.
The Dec. 2, 4 to 6 p.m. event at the Community Hall will be Nezperce Food traditions and dinner.
Thursdays will feature lectures at 7 p.m. at the Cottonwood Community Hall. Nov. 2 will be Wild Brews, the history of Idaho’s breweries. Nov. 9 will be the Monastery as a working farm.
Nov. 16 will be the Local Harvest on the global market. Nov. 30 will be Nez Perce Foods, tradition and today.
If you are interested in food and how it gets to your table see the exhibit, attend a Saturday feature or a Thursday lecture to learn more.