"Dining in the Queen City" Topic of Annual Champlain College History Event

Local Experts to Chronicle Burlington's Restaurant Scene from 1840 to Present

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BURLINGTON, VT (05/07/2018) Champlain College's sixth annual local history event, entitled "Dining in the Queen City," will be held on Wednesday, May 23, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Champlain Room of the Center for Communication and Creative Media, 375 Maple St., Burlington.

The event will feature talks by three local scholars and an exhibition of historic restaurant menus and promotional items drawn from the College's Special Collections holdings.

Elise Guyette and Gail Rosenberg, co-founders of the Burlington Edible History Tours, will present "Eating In & Dining Out, 1840 - 1940," a window into early home cooking and restaurant dining practices in Burlington.

Peter Straube, a former local restauranteur and current faculty member and events producer at Champlain College, will present "Evolution of the Burlington Restaurant Scene, 1960s - Present," highlighting local restaurants of the past 50 years within the context of cultural shifts in American cuisine.

The speaking program will begin at 7:30 p.m.; light refreshments will be served. This is a free event, but seating is limited. To confirm a seat, please RSVP here no later than May 16.

About Champlain College's Special Collections: The Champlain College Archives documents the history and activities of Champlain College from its founding in 1878 to the present day. The Llewellyn Collection of Vermont History contains publications, artifacts, and ephemera related to the state of Vermont, with a focus on the city of Burlington. The Local History Collection contains additional publications related to Burlington, Lake Champlain, and Vermont.

Learn more about previous history events