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CANCELED:Culinary Historians Author Event | Dr. Lucy M. Long: Apples in the Midwestern Imagination


Sunday April 19, 2020: 3:00pm to 5:00pm


Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room


Due to circumstances beyond our control, this event has been canceled. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Dr. Lucy M. Long will discuss her book, Apples in the Midwestern Imagination.  Like many Americans, Midwesterners have fond memories of apples. Family apple orchards are commonplace in the region; cider mills used to be common and are making a comeback. Apple butter is a traditional way of preserving the fruit, while apple pies and pastries frequent many home and commercial tables. Johnny Appleseed is embraced as a hometown hero, and festivals frequently celebrate the fruit. These memories make apples a significant part of our personal histories and local food cultures. This talk looks at how apples have contributed to a sense of place in the Midwest and to a collective memory that characterizes this region.

Dr. Lucy M. Long, Director of the Center for Food and Culture, and Adjunct Assistant Professor in the American Culture Studies and Tourism programs at Bowling Green State University in Ohio.

This event is in partnership with the Culinary Historians of Ann Arbor and includes a signing with books for sale.