Key Ingredients: An Exhibition on American Foodways

The Ohio Humanities Council, with the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities and in collaboration with the American Folklore Society, will be bringing an exhibition on American foodways, titled "Key Ingredients" and curated by folklorist and OSU alumnus Charley Camp, to eight sites in Ohio between May 2007 and March 2008. (For information, visit Museum on Mainstreet and Key Ingredients). The Ohio exhibit sites are:

Aurora (Portage County, northeastern Ohio)
Batavia (Clermont County, southwestern Ohio)
Bowling Green (Wood County, northwestern Ohio)
Bremen (Logan County, southeastern Ohio)
Dayton (Montgomery County, southwestern Ohio)
Gambier (Knox County, central Ohio)
Twinsburg (Summit County, northeastern Ohio)
Urbana (Champaign County, southwestern Ohio)

The AFS is working on behalf of the OHC to produce an interpretive publication on foodways in the areas of the state where the exhibition will be installed, designed to amplify the value and extend the life of the exhibition.

OSU folklore student researchers work under the supervision of AFS executive director Tim Lloyd and associate director Brent Björkman, and in collaboration with scholars such as Lucy Long of Bowling Green State University, Marjorie McLellan of Wright State University, and Howard Sacks of Kenyon College.

For more information on this project, visit the Key Ingredients Collection on the Center for Folklore Studies Archvies tab on this site or visit the collection on our FolkOhio webpage.

Contact: Tim Lloyd, lloyd.100@osu.edu.

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