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December First Friday at the Lynchburg Museum
December 6, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
As part of December’s “First Friday” activities, the Lynchburg Museum at the Old Court House will display images and items related to food, cookery, recipes, and markets. The Museum will have extended hours on Friday, December 6, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., and all materials will remain on display throughout the weekend. Admission to the Museum is always free.
The First Friday exhibit will include photographs and objects related to Lynchburg cooking schools, including Amelia Perry Pride’s efforts to improve culinary education and nutrition for African American students. In 1903, Pride opened the Theresa Pierce Cooking School in her home on Madison Street. That curriculum became the basis for home economics in the city’s public schools. The exhibit will also feature the “Lynchburg Recipe Project,” an interactive display of recipes from the Museum archives. Visitors will be invited to explore a collection of recipes that draws on almost 200 years of Lynchburg cooking. Notecards will be available for copying recipes, and visitors will be encouraged to add their own to the collection. Images of the community market, which has been in operation since 1783, will also be on display. In honor of the exhibit’s theme, light refreshments will be served.
Local residents are encouraged to bring recipes or items related to the food history of Lynchburg. The Museum is always interested in procuring new objects and growing our collections.