Lena Richard and Julia Child: Two Women Who Changed Culinary History

Through their cookbooks, teaching, and television programs, these extraordinary women inspired generations of people to take cooking seriously. They challenged perceptions and stereotypes of women in their respective eras and made lasting contributions to culinary history. Their stories, reflective of their very different backgrounds, reveal insights about women, race, food, and culture in 20th-century America.
Paula Johnson, Curator, National Museum of American History
Ashley Rose Young, PhD, Historian, National Museum of American History
This event is part of the Smithsonian Affiliations Virtual Scholar series, spotlighting some of the Smithsonian scholars featured in the publication “Smithsonian American Women: Remarkable Stories of Strength”. All talks support the Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative, designed to create, disseminate, and amplify the historical record of the accomplishments of American women.
The Dougherty Arts Center is proud to be a Smithsonian Affliate.
This event is free & registration is required.
The City of Austin is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Reasonable modifications and equal access to communications will be provided upon request. For assistance, please contact (512) 974-3914 or Relay Texas 7-1-1.


Mar 10 2021


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm



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