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Saturday, January 19, 2013
11 a.m.A.S.L-Interpreted Tour of Lunch Hour NYC
Join us for a tour, with interpretation into American Sign Language, of the luscious exhibit: Lunch Hour NYC! The tour will last approximately one hour. Please assemble outside the entrance to the Gottesman Exhibition Hall at 11 a.m. No reservations necessary.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Gottesman Exhibition HallAdults,
School Age (5-12 years),
College & Graduate Students,
Persons with Disabilities,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thursday, January 24, 2013
1:30 p.m.From Hardtack to Sugar Wafers: How the Civil War Created the Industry for Dainty Biscuits
Cracker bakeries, sugar refineries, candy makers – New York had them all in 1861 when the Civil War began. Once the huge build up of troops began, it meant that many more supplies would be needed to feed them. New York’s robust cracker industry was already making thousands of pounds of hardbreads (the actual name of hardtack) for the city’s shipping industry, but with the start of the war, it meant they would have to ramp up production. With the U. S. government buying up every piece of hardb…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, General Research DivisionAdults
Thursday, January 31, 2013
1:15 p.m.Rice: the Immigrant Grain
How and why did rice, primarily long grain white rice, arrive in the British colonies and become big business? Rice origins are Asian and West African, and it is through the movement of Asian and West African populations, whether voluntary or compulsory, that rice eventually became an established staple in US agriculture. US rice consumption continues to increase as immigrants arrive from different rice cultures. From hoppin’john to rice cakes to food truck pilaf to sushi, rice is everywhere…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, General Research DivisionAdults

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