Mark your calendars for Friday, May 31 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm when HSGL’s newest exhibit, Lansing Eats! will be opening at the Creyts building! The exhibit will include items from the last one hundred years of eating in Lansing, including historic cookbooks, artifacts from local dairies, restaurants, and more.
We’ll start by exploring how food was produced and acquired in and around Lansing, from turn-of-the-century farms and butcher shops, to food rationing and Victory Gardens during WWII, to contemporary community gardens such as the Hunter Park GardenHouse affiliated with the Allen Neighborhood Center.
Next, we’ll take a look at how food was packaged, promoted and distributed in Lansing, focusing on places like Winans Dairy, Hi-Klas Bottling Company, Fabiano’s Candy and iconic restaurants like Dine’s, Emil’s and Famous Taco. And speaking of famous, we’ll bring you back to Martha Dixon’s mid-century kitchen at WKAR in Lansing. Martha’s spirit lives on through her cookbooks and transcripts from her popular television show.
Finally, we’ll dive into how people appreciate food in Lansing. You’ll have an opportunity to thumb through classic cookbooks, gather around an unusual dining room table and share your favorite food memories for our Memory Map.
Other Lansing Eats! Openings
Saturday, June 1, 2013 10:00 am to 5:00 pm (Be A Tourist in Your Own Town, Yellow Line)
Sunday, June 2, 2013 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Sunday, July 7, 2013 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Sunday, August 4, 2013 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Sunday, September 1, 2013 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Or by special appointment. To arrange a viewing please call 517-282-0671 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.