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Summary

Sugar and Spice, a free festival held in conjunction with the "Seeds of Change" exhibition at the National Museum of Natural History, features demonstrations, food, and music illustrating the impact of the Caribbean sugar industry on Europeans, African slaves, and indigenous Americans. Subsequent festivals feature potatoes and corn. The "Seeds of Change" exhibit commemorated the 500 years of cultural and biological exchanges since Christopher Columbus's voyages to the Americas.

Subject

  • Columbus, Christopher
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • Seeds of Change (Exhibition) (1991: Washington, D.C.)

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 96-074, Box 1, Office of Public Affairs 1994-1984

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

February 15, 1992

Topic

  • Agriculture
  • Event
  • Anniversaries
  • Festivals

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