The Salem Museum February program will celebrate Black History Month with a special presentation by Kelley Deetz, Roanoke College professor of Public History. The talk will be held at the Museum on February 18th at 7 p.m.
The program will cover “Slave Kitchens and Cooking” in 18th and 19th century Virginia. What did slaves eat and how did they prepare it? What did dinner time mean when freedom was only a distant dream? Deetz’ presentation will enlighten listeners about this often misunderstood time.
Professor Deetz earned her B.A. from the College of William and Mary and her M.A. and Ph.D. from U.C. Berkeley. She is an archaeologist and historian who specializes in 19th-century African American history and material culture.
Light refreshments will be served afterwards. The program is free and open to the public.
Salem Museum is located at 801 E. Main St. in Salem. For more information, call 540-389-6760 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submitted by John Long, Salem Museum.