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Lunch & Learn: Long Island Foods: The 17th Century to the Revolution


March 14, 2024


12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


105 Harbor Road, Cold Spring Harbor
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With Libby Haight O’Connell, Ph.D.

Price includes gourmet two-course meal and dessert. Cash bar available.

This presentation will discuss Long Island foods from 17th century to the Revolution focusing on the local Indigenous, English, Dutch, African and how they intertwined.

Libby O’Connell is a cultural historian and the author of The American Plate: A Culinary History in 100 Bites. After receiving her M.A. and Ph.D. in American history from the University of Virginia, she taught history at Hutton House, Long Island University, and worked in historic preservation. Dr. O’Connell joined A&E Networks in 1993, where she served as the Chief Historian at History Channel and Senior Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility at A&E Television Networks. As part of her responsibilities at History Channel, Dr. O’Connell produced or co-produced over sixty on-site films for organizations such as the Smithsonian, the Statue of Liberty, and Gettysburg. Her work in education and television received four EMMYS, including three Governors’ Awards, as well as recognition by the White House, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. In 2014, President Barack Obama appointed her to the US Commission for the World War I Centennial, where she chaired the education committee.  Dr. O’Connell appears as a commentator on television and public radio on a variety of historical topics, such as History Channel’s series, Food That Built America and the Drive By History series on PBS. Currently she serves on the board of trustees at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, the US Doughboy Foundation,  and the Advisory Council in Civics, History, and Culture for A250, the Federal Commission for the 250TH Anniversary of the United States.

Harbor Mist Restaurant, 105 Harbor Road
Cold Spring Harbor, 11724 United States
$45 – $55
Name:Huntington Historical Society


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