Food Historian To Speak Oct. 12

MILBRIDGE — Food historian and author Sandy Oliver will present “Baked Beans to Whoopie Pies: A Bird’s-Eye View of Maine’s Food History” at the Milbridge Museum on Main Street at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 12.


Oliver has been active in food and food history for 39 years, starting in 1971 at Mystic Seaport Museum, where she developed a fireplace cooking program in an 1830s house. After moving to Maine in 1988, Oliver wrote “Saltwater Foodways: New Englanders and Their Foods at Sea and Ashore in the 19th Century.”

She is also co-author of “The Food of Colonial and Federal America and Giving Thanks: Thanksgiving History and Recipes from Pilgrims to Pumpkin Pie.”

This is the final program of the Milbridge Historical Society’s Night at the Museum 2010 speaker series.

The program and refreshments are free and all are welcome.

Call 546-3424 for more information.

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