A Free First Friday Gallery Talk

‘Feasting at the Colonial Palace: History with Dirt on It’

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“Feasting at the Colonial Palace: History with Dirt on It,” a Free First Friday Gallery Talk by Frances Levine and Stephen Post

Join History Museum Director Frances Levine and archaeologist Stephen Post for a gallery talk on what once was the height of Santa Fe cuisine. “Feasting at the Colonial Palace: History with Dirt on It” is a casual, 30-minute presentation at 5:30 pm and 6:30 pm on Friday, March 7, in the Palace’s Santa Fe Found: Fragments of Time exhibition. (The museum is open for free from 5–8 pm on first Fridays, November through April.)

Archaeological excavations provide a glimpse of life’s little details seldom recorded in official documents. The bits of bone and burned-plant remains recovered from excavations behind and under the Palace of the Governors show us what kinds of foods people ate over the centuries. Bones and pot sherds tell us how foods were prepared and served. Even the tiniest pottery fragments reveal the networks of trade between Spanish colonists and Pueblo peoples.

Take a culinary tour of the Palace. Meet up with friends, learn a little something, and head onto dinner with the money you saved. The talks last about 30 minutes.

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