Opening reception: Friday, March 22, 5-7 PM
The kitchen is the heart of the home. It can be filled with memories of friends and family, the smell of cookies baking, spaghetti sauce simmering, coffee brewing, and children’s first performances. The tools on the walls or in the drawers evoke memories that last forever. Kathleen Thompson Hill’s collection of over 3,000 kitchen utensils offers a stroll down memory lane, as well as an education about the evolution of the kitchen gadgets we use today. This exhibition presents some of the collection’s highlights, from cheese graters to cracker tins to egg beaters. More than just examples of domestic activities, the collection mirrors the cultural and technological history of the country through the years.