January 30, 2012

‘Federal Foodies’ exhibition opens at Homewood Museum

Charles Carroll Jr. took great pride and pleasure in creating a beautiful and productive setting for his Federal-era summer house, which is now the university’s Homewood Museum. Fields, gardens and orchards were set amid the property’s 130 picturesque acres.

A new exhibition called Federal Foodies, opening Friday, Feb. 3, examines this intersection of house and landscape by taking a closer look at food, farming and festivity in early Baltimore. From gardening and farming practices to how foods were preserved, prepared and presented, this student-curated focus exhibition offers new insights into farm-to-table living, 19th-century style.

Federal Foodies is on view at the museum Tuesday to Sunday through April 29. It is free with guided museum tour admission or $3 exhibition only.