Friday, Oct 06, 2017 12:00p -
New England Historic Genealogical Society
99-101 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116
Lectures & Conferences
Friday, October 6, 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Part of our First Friday Lecture Series
Presented by Clara Silverstein, Community Engagement Manager at Historic Newton
NEHGS Library and Archives, 99-101 Newbury Street, Boston, MA
From planting Victory Gardens to reducing meat consumption, Americans helped the war effort by changing their eating habits so they could send extra food to Europe. Learn more about directives from the U.S. government and how Massachusetts residents responded with recipes, school gardens, and other local initiatives to grow and conserve food. This talk ties in with the Voices of War: Americans in World War I 1917-1918 exhibit at the NEHGS Library and Archives (free and open to the public).
About our speaker: Clara Silverstein is the Community Engagement Manager at Historic Newton. A former food writer at the Boston Herald, she has published three cookbooks and blogs about historic recipes at heritagerecipebox.com. She holds a M.A. in History from University of Massachusetts Boston and a B.A. in American Studies from Wesleyan University. Her family roots in New England go back to the 17th century in Weymouth, Massachusetts.