Ryan Adams Speaks on Foodways
Dr. Ryan T. Adams lectured on the topic “Food in Lycoming County: Prehistoric, Historic and Economic Context of Food Production,” at the Thomas T. Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Society.
Dr. Adams is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology in the Department of Sociology/Anthropology at Lycoming College. His talk covered a broad expanse of time with reference to the prehistoric context of food provisioning which transitioned into the provisioning systems which were in place throughout the Americas. He followed this with an explanation of the reasons why food production changed so dramatically during the 20th century. Dr. Adams touched on alternative food movements such as the Williamsport Farmers Market and local labeling at Wegmans.
The lecture was third in a series of lectures to be held throughout 2013 which will focus on eating and drinking. Future activities will include a lecture on the artwork of Severin Roesen, a picnic on the back lawn with a strolling barbershop quartet, and several interactive programs. The lecture series combines the LCHS Coffee Hours (second Thursday of March-June, Sept.-Dec.) at 10 a.m. and its Society Programs (third Sunday of May-October) at 2 p.m. The programs are free and open to the public. The lecture series is supported in part by a generous grant from the Woodcock Foundation for the Appreciation of the Arts.
For further information regarding the programming at the Taber Museum, please call at 570.326.3326.