Stone Soup: How Recipes Can Preserve History and Nourish Community
How do recipes work? Why do we collect them? Who do we write them for? How can recipes help us connect and create communities across time, distance, and culture? This is the focus of “Stone Soup: How Recipes Can Preserve History and Nourish Community,” a free conversation with Jennifer Roberts on Thursday, November, 16, 2017 at 2pm at Fresh Thyme Soup Company at 16155 NW Cornell Rd., Ste. 500, Beaverton, OR 97006. The program is hosted by the Washington County Museum and sponsored by Oregon Humanities. Participants are encouraged to bring any treasured recipes they’d like to share with the group. These recipes may end up in a story-based collection compiled throughout this Conversation Project program.
Roberts is a writer and independent scholar who lives in Josephine County. She received her PhD in English literature from the University of Minnesota, where she discovered her fascination with the history of science and medicine. Studying alchemy and early pharmacology sparked her interest in recipes of all kinds. She is currently working on a novel set in the seventeenth century that involves witchcraft, alchemy, and, of course, recipes.
Through free like-minded partnerships like this one, the Washington County Museum aims to raise awareness about the many remarkable folks who contribute to the living history of this region. The Museum brings together authors, storytellers, artists, and community members to speak about personal and family history, as well as what it means to live in Washington County today.
Through the Conversation Project, Oregon Humanities offers free programs that engage community members in thoughtful, challenging conversations about ideas critical to our daily lives and our state’s future. For more information about this free community discussion, please contact the Washington County Museum’s Education Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Oregon Humanities (921 SW Washington, Suite 150; Portland, OR 97205) connects Oregonians to ideas that change lives and transform communities. More information about Oregon Humanities’ programs and publications, which include the Conversation Project, Think & Drink, Humanity in Perspective, Idea Lab, Public Program Grants, and Oregon Humanities magazine, can be found at oregonhumanities.org. Oregon Humanities is an independent, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities and a partner of the Oregon Cultural Trust.
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