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CDMC Conversation Series: Shirley Wajda

October 29, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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CDMC Conversation Series:
Shirley Wajda
October 29, 2020. 12PM CT.
A Discussion of the Cultural History of Kitchens


B&W 19th century illustration of a woman in a kitchen.
“Prang’s Aids for Object Teaching–The Kitchen.” Boston: L. Prang & Co., c1874. Color Lithograph Print. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

Shirley Wajda, Executive Director of the Enfield Shaker Museum, conversed with CDMC Visiting Executive Director, Sarah Anne Carter. The two discussed the cultural history of kitchens and how kitchen spaces are both shaped by and shape design, social and cultural history, and technology. Dr. Wajda has over thirty years of experience in university teaching, public humanities, museum curatorship, and historical research and editing.


Event was free and open to the public thanks to the support of The Anonymous Fund.


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October 29, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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