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Dr. Ryan Adams,
assistant professor of anthropology at Lycoming College, will present the free program,
in Lycoming County: Prehistoric, Historic and Economic Context of Food
Production,â€ on Thursday, May 9, at 10 a.m. in the Community Room of the Thomas
T. Taber Museum, 858 W. Fourth St.
will discuss a broad expanse of time with reference to the prehistoric context
of food provisioning which transitioned into the provisioning systems that were
in place throughout the Americas during the Colonial period. He will follow
this by an explanation of the reasons why food production changed so dramatically
during the 20th century. Adams will touch on alternative food movements such as
the Williamsport Farmers Market and local labeling at Wegmans.
The talk is the
third Coffee Hour program of the Lycoming County Historical Society that
focuses on eating and drinking.
Lycoming College is a four-year,
residential liberal arts and sciences school dedicated to the undergraduate
education of 1,400 students. Its rigorous academic program, vibrant residential
community and supportive faculty foster successful student outcomes. Lycoming
offers 36 academic majors and is recognized as a Tier 1 institution by U.S.
News & World Report. Founded in 1812 and located near the banks of the
Susquehanna River in Williamsport, Pa., Lycoming is one of the 50 oldest
colleges in the nation. For more information, visit www.lycoming.edu.