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New Exhibit Explores 200 Years Of Food History In Stark County

(News/Talk 1480 WHBC) – If you’re into food and nostalgia — and who’s not — you’re going to want to check out the new Stark County Food exhibit at the McKinley Presidential Library & Museum.

Executive Director Kim Kenney says one item in particular will take you on a trip down memory lane.

“We have the sign from Big Sis, the burger that was popular at The Avalon, so if you were carhopping in the 1950s and 60s you will definitely remember the Big Sis.”

The Avalon was located on Cleveland Avenue, north of 30th Street, which was considered a long way out of town at the time.

Kenney says Stark County Food: From Early Farming to Modern Meals explores 200 years of food history in Stark County.

She hopes the exhibit makes people think about the ways in which food brings us together.

“And to reminisce about special holidays and Sunday meals, and to think about how people can come together through food in the future.”

The exhibit is based on the new book by Kenney and Barbara Abbott of Canton Food Tours.

The exhibition opens with a special, free party from 6 to 7:30 Thursday night that will include, you got it, a lot of great food.

In connection with the new food exhibit, the museum will be holding a food drive from June 14th through the 23rd.

Visitors will receive $1 off admission with the donation of a non-perishable food item.

William McKinley Presidential Library & Museum


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