Food: Our Global Kitchen

July 6, 2019 – January 4, 2020

Opening Reception – Sunday, July 28, 2019, 2 to 4 pm
Refreshments featuring foods from various centuries will be served.

Explore the complex and intricate food system that brings what we eat from farm to fork.

Reshaping our food system to produce healthy food to feed more people, more sustainably, will be an immense, global project in the coming years — a project in which we will all take part through our daily choices about what to eat. Featuring beautiful large-format infographic panels, this exhibition explores astonishing statistics and innovative ideas about the future of food.

Exhibition Themes:

Ways of Growing
Future of Growing
Modern Markets
Food Waste
Scarcity & Abundance

Adapted from the exhibition Food: Our Global Kitchen organized by the American Museum of Natural History.

A companion exhibit Food Heritage of Eastern Pennsylvania, produced by the Mennonite Heritage Center, has panels, information and artifacts on our local foodways, beginning with the 17th century Lenape and moving chronologically up to the 21st century. Learn about the foods for a Lenape Gamwing celebration, how the introduction of the wood cook stove in the mid-19th century meant a more diverse menu, and how we can contribute to a more sustainable food system in the 21st century.

$7.00 suggested admission (no charge for MHC members and children under 12).
There is handicap access to exhibits.
Special tours can be scheduled. Call 215-256-3020.