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Federal Foodies: From Farm to Table in Early Baltimore

Location: Homewood Museum
Dates: February 3, 2012–April 29, 2013



Homewood Museum’s seventh annual student-curated show explores the culture of food, farming, and festivity in 19th-century Maryland. The exhibit takes a closer look at agricultural and gardening practices, as well as food preservation, preparation, and presentation. It examines cookbooks, implements, tools, and images from the period. This project emerged from the work of Johns Hopkins students in the Fall 2011 course Introduction to Material Culture (now “Curating Homewood”) taught by Homewood Museum Director-Curator Catherine Rogers Arthur. They discovered, among other things, evidence for an early form of community supported agriculture (CSA) in Baltimore.