We are excited to be able to share a traveling exhibit, Food For Thought – The Origins of Massachusetts Foods and Why It Matters, which will be on display in the Reference Area of the Library from November 14th through December 31st.
Historians call the Colonial era movement of plants, animals, people, and diseases the “Columbian Exchange.” We live with its consequences, positive and negative, to this day. In Massachusetts, a similar process unfolded as English settlers came into contact with native people. This exhibit explores that exchange, focusing on food, ecological changes, and the pleasant culinary legacy from that distant and turbulent time.
This traveling exhibit is provided by the Commonwealth Museum – to learn more, click here.