Come one, come all! On February 18th the Historic Preservation department will be hosting a mini-symposium called “Research Perspectives on Historic Virginia Kitchens: Architecture, Slavery and Interpretation”. It will be held in Combs 237 starting at 10 AM and ending at 4 PM with a tour of the Mary Washington House kitchen led by Professor Spencer!

There will be three paper presentations from Professor Sanford, Professor Kelley Deetz (from Randolph College) and Chris Young & Erika deBroekert with time for questions and answers. Afterwards a mac-and-cheese cook off will occur which you won’t want to miss. If you would like to participate and win a prize or bragging rights, please contact Sharon Hale or Prof. Smith. But be aware that there are not full kitchen facilities in the department, so only crock pots and microwavable items can be preheated prior to lunch. We are looking for each person’s dish to feed about 6 people.

Make sure you put this wonderful day full of fun and food on your calenders, because you won’t want to miss it!

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