Lecture: Foods of Our Fathers: The Meaning of Succotash
Lecture by food historian Paula Marcoux
Free and open to the public with light refreshments to follow
Plymouth Succotash has featured in the celebration of Forefathers’ Day – the commemoration of the landing of Plymouth’s first English colonists – since its inauguration in 1769. Over the course of twelve decades, the holiday developed from a sociable tavern gathering to a wider entertainment shared by scores of townsfolk to a massive attraction put on for hordes of visitors. Food historian Paula Marcoux examines the rise and fall of the signature dish of succotash, including its evolving composition, reputation, and role in the festivities. Join us as we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving and learn about the delicious history of the Old Colony.