Presented by
Bruce Kraig, PhD

Lake County Discovery Museum
27277 N. Forest Preserve Rd, Wauconda, Illinois
located in Lakewood Forest Preserve
Corner of Route 176 and Fairfield Road
(entrance west of this intersection on 176)

Podcast courtesy of WBEZ’s Chicago Amplified

How many people know that what we eat today, what we buy in our supermarkets, is the result of a war fought 150 years ago? War is always a catalyst for change, and of all American wars, none changed the country more than the Civil War. The North won the war because it produced more food (and arms) and organized its distribution better than the South. The ultimate result of all this was massive changes in the way that Americans grew, shipped, and processed food – and, of course, in what they ate.

Join Dr. Bruce Kraig, Professor Emeritus in History and Humanities at Roosevelt University and President of the Culinary Historians of Chicago, as he explains how what we eat today is a direct result of events that unfolded 150 years ago.

Civil War High Tech Exhibition, February 5 to August 21, 2011

The Lake County Discovery Museum commemorates the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War.  Civil War High Tech explores how the American Civil War affected technology and how technology aided the Union in winning the war. Learn about Civil War submarines, reconnaissance balloons, ironclad ships, and railroads in this interactive family exhibition.