Past Event

Thanksgiving: The Great American Holiday

A Road Scholar Program by Penelope Bingham

Nine out of ten Americans eat turkey on Thanksgiving, and most do so around a family table. Food and tradition are the heart and soul of this most-loved, most-observed holiday that has become the origin myth of America and the expression of deeply held American cultural ideals. As it considers the evolution of Thanksgiving, from the "First Thanksgiving" in 1621 to the present day, this program explores what this holiday and its food traditions mean for American culture and identity.

This event is Free and Open to the public. For more information, please contact Sherry L. Sparks, 217-440-6275.