Thanksgiving: Myth, Memory, and Food

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Thanksgiving: Myth, Memory, and Food

Date
Sat., Nov 23, 2019, 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Location
704 S. 2nd St.
Minneapolis, MN 55407

Map

Contact
612-341-7582
mcm@mnhs.org
Cost
Included with $6-12 museum admission/MNHS members free

How well do we know the history of Thanksgiving? And what does Thanksgiving mean to people today? Take an in-depth look at the origins of the holiday and how it has changed over time.

Learn about Indigenous foods and test your knowledge with our food map. Sample select foods in our museum's Baking Lab, view vintage menus from the General Mills archives, and participate in a family activity about gratitude.

The daily schedule is:​

  • 11am-11:50am: "Indigenous History, the Thanksgiving Story, and Public Memory" talk from Professor Jean O'Brien of the University of Minnesota abd White Earth Ojibwe Nation
  • 11:30 am: Hungry Johnny storytime and bookmaking
  • 12:30 pm-1:30 pm: Cooking demo with Yazzie the Chef
  • 2 pm: Hungry Johnny storytime and bookmaking

Jean O'Brien's talk is free, and other activities require museum admission. 

This program is made possible through the support of presenting sponsor, General Mills.


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