At the Tennessee State Museum: Let’s Eat!

A unique pairing of tasting and lecture that only a history museum could devise, the Tennessee State Museum presents a one-of-a-kind series of classes focused on the history and origins of Tennessee’s food traditions. These informative and interactive presentations will give you a taste of Tennessee cuisine and the history behind it. Presenters include historian Thaxton Waters of Build Better Tables; Jacki Fischer, Tennessee State Park Ranger and Native American food expert; Rob DeHart, Museum curator for the exhibition Let’s Eat! Origins and Evolutions of Tennessee Food; and Bioarchaeologist Keitlyn Alcantara, a community organizer who bridges food and immigrant communities. Each presentation will include a food tasting provided by the Nashville Farmer’s Market.

The classes will take place on Thursday evenings, October 3, 10, 17 & 24, in the Education Suite at the Museum. They are offered as a series and cannot be taken separately. Space is extremely limited. The price is $55 for all four sessions. Sign up today at:

And, if you’re feeling adventurous, Sat., October 5, 2019, Experience East Tennessee Food on a One Day Bus Trip. from 8:00 AM – to 6:00 PM (end time approximate). Join the Tennessee State Museum for a bus trip to East Tennessee. Rob DeHart, curator of Let’s Eat! Origins and Evolutions of Tennessee Food, will be your guide through the history and culture of East Tennessee and its role in crafting many of Tennessee’s food traditions. Highlights include a tour of Benton’s Smoky Mountain Country Hams, ice cream at Cruze Farm Dairy and more. Price: $75 (Includes all expenses and food).

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