Sugar and Spice Festival Held

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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.


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


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

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


February 15, 1992


  • Anniversaries
  • Festivals
  • Agriculture
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