Sunday, June 1, 2014

Sightseeing in Washington, D.C. - Julia Child's Kitchen

Doug and I started our first full-day of sightseeing at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. 
Exhibit highlights included:  Inaugural ball gowns worn by First Ladies; ruby slippers worn by Dorothy (played by Judy Garland) in The Wizard of Oz; Thomas Jefferson's portable lap desk on which he drafted the Declaration of Independence; the Star-Spangled Banner that inspired Francis Scott Key to write a song that eventually became the U.S. national anthem.
I will admit, though, that I was the most anxious to see Julia Child's kitchen from her home in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  It was donated to the museum in 2001 and is a prominent display in a new exhibition titled "FOOD:  Transforming the American Table 1950-2000."

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

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