American History (After Hours) is a regular evening series that presents evenings of food, drinks, and dynamic conversation that connect with the past to make sense of the present and shape the future. Each evening focuses on a different, unexpected topic and mixes historical connections with modern-day approaches for a unique experience for all curious minds. Cheers to history!
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August 10: FOOD in the Garden - Flavoring America
6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m. • Second Floor Terrace, West
Tickets: $40. Tickets include food and drink
Join us outdoors in the museum's newest garden space this summer for evenings of food, drinks, and dynamic conversation. On August 10 we will explore how the historical movements of people and their culinary traditions influenced foodways in America. Focusing on how herbs and spices from around the world and across the country introduced new flavors and textures, the evening will feature a panel discussion with experts and historians and an interactive reception with:
- Custom cocktails courtesy of New Columbia Distillers
- Tours of Common Ground: Our American Garden with Smithsonian Gardens
- Interactive activities with Smithsonian Gardens
- And more to be announced soon!