Join us on Friday, September 20, Noon-1:30 pm as we “Lunch and Learn” at the Colonel Palmer House located at 660 E. Terra Cotta Ave in Crystal Lake. The historical series continues as McHenry County historian Nancy Fike presents “Are Vegetables Ever Served at a Buffet Luncheon?”
Nancy examines the other mid 19th and early 20th century feminist movement; the Domestic Science Movement. The movement was an assault on centuries of drudgery associated with women’s household tasks, in particular, cooking. The women involved in this movement weren’t found smashing saloons or leading voting marches but seriously encouraged using the family dinner table as their “feminist manifesto”. To do that required turning the American kitchen into a scientific and efficient laboratory.
The series will continue through October. On October 11 the Lunch and Learn series features Diana Kenney presenting “Traces our History through Postcards” and on October 18, Craig Pfannkuche reveals the secrets to “Digging Grandma’s Privy”.
Program fee for each program date is $15 for non-residents, $10 for park district residents. Price for program includes a delicious boxed lunch. Preregistration is required. Register online at www.crystallakeparks.org or in person at the Crystal Lake Park District Administrative Office, One East Crystal Lake Avenue, Crystal Lake. For more information contact Mary Ott at email@example.com or 815-477-5873.