A special presentation on traditional Thanksgiving foodways on Saturday, November 10, at 2:00 PM with food historian Joyce White. This lecture and tasting program explores the political, social, economic, and cultural traditions that have made Thanksgiving the truly American holiday that it is. Attendees will learn how Thanksgiving has transformed itself over time from the celebration of Harvest Home as practiced by the Plimoth Plantation settlers in 1621, and discover how the holiday has been influenced by prominent figures such as George Washington, women’s magazine editor Sarah Josepha Hale, and Franklin D. Roosevelt. They’ll learn that not only have the reasons we celebrate Thanksgiving changed over time, but so has the food! The PowerPoint presentation will be followed by samples of Thanksgiving food from four centuries.