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The Tennessee State Museum hosts a wide range of FREE, fascinating events and educational programs throughout the year. Advance reservations are not required, unless indicated on the listing. For seated events, seats are provided on a first-come, first-served basis.
A unique pairing of tasting and lecture that only a history museum could devise, the Tennessee State Museum presents a one-of-a-kind series of classes focused on the history and origins of Tennessee’s food traditions. Explore the Native American, European, and African influences on the food we eat, along with the latest food trends brought by new immigrants. These informative and interactive presentations will give you a taste of Tennessee cuisine and the history behind it.
Historian Thaxton Waters of Build Better Tables
Tennessee State Park Ranger and Native American food expert, Jacki Fischer
Rob DeHart, Museum curator for the exhibition Let’s Eat! Origins and Evolutions of Tennessee Food
Bioarchaeologist Keitlyn Alcantara, a community organizer who bridges food and immigrant communities
Each presentation will include a food tasting provided by the Nashville Farmer’s Market. The classes will take place on Thursday evenings, October 3, 10, 17 & 24, in the Education Suite at the Museum. They are offered as a series and cannot be taken separately. Space is extremely limited. Sign up now to reserve your spot. Early bird price is $45 for all four sessions. After Sept. 15, the price will be $55.