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Key Ingredients: America By Food - West Chicago

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Key Ingredients: America By Food - West Chicago

Cathy2 | May 25, 2003 12:07 PM

Opening May 31!
Key Ingredients: America By Food
This exhibit has been organized by the Smithsonian
Institution Traveling Exhibition Services (SITES) in
association with the Illinois Humanities Council.
May 31 - July 12, 2003
West Chicago City Museum
132 Main Street
West Chicago
(630) 231-3376

All programs are free and open to the publice. Please call the museum to reserve a place. For more infomation, please call (630) 231-3376 or e-mail
museum@westchicago.org.

Key Ingredients: America By Food
May 31 - July 12, 2003
Menu of programs and events

Opening Day Activities - May 31
Culinary historian Dr. Bruce Kraig will give the keynote address at noon at the West Chicago American Legion, 123 Main Street.

Singer Cat Catalani will perform such delicious songs as Peanut Butter and Jelly, Shortin Bread, Crawdaddy Song and Brush Your Teeth for children and their parents in this free concert. 2 p.m. at the West Chicago American Legion, 123 Main Street.

Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America will participate in a campfire cooking demonstration.
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Kruse House Museum, 527 Main Street.

June 7
Professor Daniel Block will give a udderly fascinating lecture on the dairy industry in the Chicago area. 11 a.m. at the West Chicago Public Library 118 W. Washington.

Gary Soto, author of Too Many Tamales and Chato’s Kitchen will be at the West Chicago Public Library. The first 20 families will receive a free copy of Too Many Tamales compliments of the West Chicago City Museum. 1 p.m. at the West Chicago Public Library, 118 W. Washington.

June 14

Jon Jordan will engage the audience with Native American storytelling and descriptions of the Plains Indians. Included in the presentation will be a discussion on the importance of buffalo and other animals to the Native American diet. 2 p.m. at the West Chicago Public Library, 118 W. Washington.

June 17

Chef Laura Cid-Pfeiffer, co-owner of BomBon Bakery in Chicago will cook up a delicious program on pastries. 7 p.m. at the West Chicago Public Library, 118 W. Washington.

June 24

Randy Ream, owner of the Elburn Market will present a tasty program on sausage. 7 p.m. at the West Chicago Public Library, 118 W. Washington.

June 28

Author Bob Skilnik will brew up a history on beer and brewing in the Chicagoland area. 4 p.m. at the Fox Community Center, 306 Main Street.

June 30

Chef and Culinary Instructor Christine Baxter will speak on the topic of dining during the golden age of rail travel. 7 p.m. at the West Chicago Public Library, 118 W. Washington.

July 8

Marcy Lautanen-Raleigh will present a slide show entitled Making A Wagon Wheel Garden. She will also give tips on cooking with herbs. 7 p.m. at the West Chicago Public Library, 118 W. Washington.

All programs are free and open to the public. Please call the museum to reserve a place. For more infomation, please call (630) 231-3376 or e-mail museum@westchicago.org.

Link: http://www.prairie.org/MOMS/KI.asp

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