Dining Out: A Chronology of American Menus

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This is the first in-depth exhibition of the Henry Voigt Collection of American Menus. This three-part rotating exhibit illustrates not only what Americans ate in the 19th century but also the evolution of American culture. Part II, “The American Excursionist,” which opened January 9, features menus from resort hotels, trains and ships, dating from 1870-1900. This installation showcases the emergence of a variety of American vacation destinations in the post-Civil War years from Martha’s Vineyard to Niagara Falls to Yosemite National Park.