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“Lena Richard and Julia Child: Two Women Who Changed Culinary History” program (virtual)

March 10, 6 p.m.

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As a Smithsonian Affiliate, the Oklahoma History Center will offer a virtual portal to the Smithsonian program, “Lena Richard and Julia Child: Two Women Who Changed Culinary History,” on Wednesday, March 10, at 6 p.m. This event is free to watch on Zoom, but preregistration is required.

This program is part of a series of Smithsonian Affiliations’ Virtual Scholar Talks celebrating Women’s History Month, as well as discussing the Smithsonian’s latest book, Smithsonian American Women. Through their cookbooks, teaching, and television programs, these extraordinary women inspired generations of people to take cooking seriously. They challenged perceptions and stereotypes of women in their respective eras and made lasting contributions to culinary history. Their stories, reflective of their very different backgrounds, reveal insights about women, race, food, and culture in 20th-century America.

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Featured speakers for this program are:
Paula Johnson, Curator, National Museum of American History
Ashley Rose Young, PhD, Historian, National Museum of American History

More information about the Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative is available at https://womenshistory.si.edu/.


March 10
6 p.m.
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