Food and the feeling of community it evokes is a common denominator shared across the globe. In order to celebrate Indiana’s own unique food culture, the Indiana Humanities Council has created the “Food for Thought” traveling exhibit. The exhibit made a brief stop at the Indiana Statehouse last week, and Senator Richard Young stopped by to check it out.
At the Statehouse display, Senator Young tested out the kitchen tools in the exhibit and enjoyed the jars with crops that represented different types of food grown in Indiana’s counties. As the owner of Blue River Valley Farm in Milltown, Senator Young shared stories of crops he has grown and the animals he has raised over the years.
Highlights of the “Food for Thought” exhibit include the “Story Silo” where people can share their own favorite food stories and the “Hoosier Cabinet,” with authentic kitchen tools from Indiana’s past. With information ranging from Indiana’s hunger statistics to the wide range of crops grown in the state, “Food for Thought” encourages people to talk about food in numerous capacities.
“Food for Thought” will visit seven Indiana communities in 2011. For more information on the exhibit visit www.indianahumanities.org/foodforthought.
“Food for Thought” traveling exhibit schedule:
- Dubois County Museum, Jasper (April 12 – May 6)
- Center on Aging and Community, Indiana University, Bloomington (May 6 – May 20)
- Randolph County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Winchester (June 3 – 20)
- Knox County Public Library, Vincennes (July 18 – Aug. 4)
- Indiana State Fair, Indianapolis (Aug. 5 – 21)
- West Lafayette Public Library, West Lafayette (Aug. 29 – Sept. 9)
- Evansville-Vanderburgh Public Library, Evansville (Sept. 9 – Oct. 3)