Victory Gardens topic of May 11 talk



CASTINE — The Wilson Museum and the Castine Garden Club are sponsoring a talk titled “Victory Gardens in the Second World War” on Tuesday, May 11, from 10 a.m. to noon.

The program will be held in person at the museum’s Hutchins Education Center and also online via Zoom. The speaker is Lisa Simpson Lutts.

This illustrated presentation will take audience members back to the kitchens and vegetable gardens of the 1940s and beyond. Lutts’ interest in Victory Gardens began when her sister-in-law gave her a handwritten cookbook from the early 20th century that had descended in the family. The gift started her on a path to collecting cookbooks dating from 1900 to 1950. Her collection included rationing cookbooks printed as pamphlets during the Second World War. The pamphlets confirmed the limited resources available in American kitchens at that time.

In-person space is limited. Reserve a spot or register to attend virtually by Friday, May 7, by contacting Gail Winkler of the Castine Garden Club at (215) 925-8367 or [email protected].

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