Just got back from spending the weekend up at the Johnson & Wales culinary institute in Providence, R.I. (I was serving as a judge for the annual National High School Recipe Contest, but that's another story...) While there, I was given a quick tour of J&W's absolutely *incredible* culinary museum -- tons of exhibits, archives, artifacts, etc. Super-entertaining and just as informative. Very helpful staff, too.
Definitely worth visiting. Link below.