Saturday, April 2, 2011
Mammoth Public Library in conjunction with the Oracle Historical Society, Mammoth Historical Society, Arizona Humanities Council, and the Smithsonian Institution is proud to present a talk by Mary Melcher about what Arizonans ate during the Depression and WWII.
This presentation is part of an exhibition sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution called Key Ingredients. Oracle Historical Society was selected to host the touring exhibition which aims to highlight local food history and lore. For more information about local Key Ingredients events, visit the Oracle page on the Arizona Humanities Council site.
Here is more information about our speaker. This information comes from the Arizona Humanities Council Speakers Bureau page.
Mary Melcher is a historian and consultant who works with organizations and museums to develop publications, exhibits and other projects, and is currently serving as the Project Scholar for the Arizona Humanities Council’s tour of the Smithsonian traveling exhibition Key Ingredients: America by Food. Her publications on Arizona history focus on ranch and farmwomen, civil rights, public health, and the impact of World War II. Dr. Melcher has conducted more than one hundred oral histories with Arizonans.
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