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Virtual Program: Cooking the Books, Using Cookbooks to Think About the Past

April 4, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us on April 4, from 11:00 a.m. to noon, as we welcome Marie Pellissier, PhD candidate at William & Mary, to learn how scholars use cookbooks as a primary source in historical research. She will discuss what makes cookbooks unique as a historical source, how to approach them as a physical object, and how to read cookbooks to glean historical insight into less well-known narratives.

Participants will also have the option to share their own cookbooks, both during the virtual program and on-site at Highland for an in-person cookbook pop-up exhibit scheduled at 1:00 p.m.

This program is free and open to the public. Follow the link below to register:

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April 4, 2023
11:00 am - 12:00 pm


James Monroe’s Highland
2050 James Monroe's Highland
Charlottesville, VA 22902
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