Dining in the Queen City

Dining in the Queen City Invitation

Please join us for our sixth annual local history event, Dining in the Queen City, on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 from 7:30 to 9:30 PM.

The event will feature talks by three local scholars and an exhibition of historic restaurant menus and promotional items drawn from our Special Collections holdings.

Elise Guyette and Gail Rosenberg, co-founders of the Burlington Edible History Tours, will present "Eating In & Dining Out, 1840 - 1940," a window into early home cooking and restaurant dining practices in Burlington.

Peter Straube, a former local restauranteur and current faculty member and events producer at Champlain College, will present "Evolution of the Burlington Restaurant Scene, 1960s - Present," highlighting local restaurants of the past fifty years within the context of cultural shifts in American cuisine.

The speaking program will begin at 7:30 PM; light refreshments will be served. This is a free event, but seating is limited. To confirm a seat, please RSVP here no later than May 16, 2018. Read the Burlington Free Press article abour this event here!