Food for Thought

A local museum is sinking their teeth into a tasty new exhibit. Naper Settlement recently premiered “Food for Thought,” a display aimed at the food lover in all of us. Guests get a chance to find out about food in a whole new way.

“This is a little more hands-on,” said Jennifer Bridge, Curator of Exhibits and Interpretation, Naper Settlement. “Traditionally we’ve done case exhibits where you come in and you look at the objects and you read labels. This is actually asking the visitor to become a part of the exhibit by sharing their responses.”

Interactive activities abound everywhere you look. Talk back boards invite visitors to share their thoughts on the topic of the day. While the history of food section lets you test your knowledge by arranging the food timeline in chronological order. If you’re a photo buff, then head to the picnic play area, where you can take and post a picture on the Naper Settlement’s Facebook site.

Or if you’d rather eat and run, then try the outdoor scavenger hunt and search for food-related items throughout the historic buildings.

The museum aims to supply everything from soup to nuts for this new exhibit, and to aid in that endeavor, they are asking the public to help, by providing items from their wish lists to add to the display.

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