Professor to give talk about food in Lycoming County

Professor to give talk about food in Lycoming County

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - Dr. Ryan Adams, assistant professor of anthropology at Lycoming College, will present the free program, “Food in Lycoming County: Prehistoric, Historic and Economic Context of Food Production,” on Thursday, May 9, at 10 a.m. in the Community Room of the Thomas T. Taber Museum, 858 W. Fourth St.

Adams 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.

  • Dr. Ryan Adams' mother, Shari Adams, and his great-grandmother Rose Bailey.

    Dr. Ryan Adams' mother, Shari Adams, and his great-grandmother Rose Bailey.

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