Key Ingredients

The Key Ingredients: America by Food traveling Smithsonian exhibit explores how the food we eat connects us to our communities, heritage, and national culture.

Key Ingredients is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration among state humanities councils, The Federation of State Humanities Councils and the Smithsonian Institution’s Traveling Exhibition Services. The exhibit is intended for small museums, libraries, historical societies, cultural centers, and other community venues in rural America in order to highlight connections to the foods we produce, prepare, preserve, and present.

Key Ingredients is now CLOSED in South Carolina. The exhibit toured the Palmetto State from June 2008 – May 2009 and was seen by more than 50,000 South Carolina residents. Thank you to everyone who helped make the tour a resounding success, including the six exhibit host sites, listed below! For more information about food culture and history in South Carolina, please view the Companion Booklet by following the link above.

June 27 – August 10, 2008
Elloree Heritage Museum & Cultural Center
Contact: Adadra Williams
2714 Cleveland Street
Elloree, SC 29047
(803) 897-2225

August 15 – October 5, 2008
Belton Area Museum Association
Contact: Shirah Heller
50 North Main Street
Belton, SC 29627
(864) 338-7400

October 8 – October 19, 2008
South Carolina State Fair
Contact: Miriam Cobb, Home & Craft Dept.
State Fair Grounds, 1200 Rosewood Drive
Columbia, SC 29202

October 24 – December 21, 2008
National Bean Market Museum
Contact: Briley Altman
111 Henry Street
Lake City, SC 29560
(843) 374-1500

January 9 – March 1, 2009
Edgefield County Peach Museum
Contact: Donna C. Livingston
416 Calhoun Street
Johnston, SC 29832

March 6 – May 9, 2009
The Edisto Island Museum
Contact: Gretchen Smith
8123 Chisolm Plantation Road
Edisto Island, SC 29438
(843) 869-1954