History Bits and Bites

Monthly Educational Series

History Bits and Bites is our latest monthly educational series. Bring your lunch and learn a bit of history. Each program is designed to fit within the Noon hour. Admission is $7/Adults, BECHS Members are Free.

  • Jan 18 2018 - 12:00pm

    Bring your lunch and learn a little history! This month, Dr. Jill Cooley, Associate Professor of History at Minnesota State, Mankato, will present on her book, To Live and Dine in Dixie. This book explores the changing food culture of the urban American South during the Jim Crow era by examining how race, ethnicity, class, and gender contributed to the development and maintenance of racial segregation in public eating places. Focusing primarily on the 1900s to the 1960s, Angela Jill Cooley identifies the cultural differences between activists who saw public eating places like urban lunch counters as sites of political participation and believed access to such spaces a right of citizenship, and white supremacists who interpreted desegregation as a challenge to property rights and advocated local control over racial issues.

    Water and coffee provided. 

  • Feb 15 2018 - 12:00pm

    Bring your lunch and learn a bit of history! This month, Larry Korteum will share his experiences with the Vietnam War. Coffee and water provided. 

  • Mar 15 2018 - 12:00pm

    Bring your lunch a learn a bit of History! This month, Sarfaa Hammouda Sallam and Hamad Sallam will talk about their journey from Egypt to the United States in a program titled "My Imagination to a New World." This program is in conjunction with our latest Art Gallery exhibition by Kay Herbst Helms, ​Images of Change