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Wild Boar to Baconfest: Pigs in History and Popular Culture

April 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


On Saturday, April 20, 2024, the Bishop Hill Heritage Association is hosting Wild Boar to Baconfest: Pigs in History and Popular Culture program provided by the Illinois Humanities Road Scholars Speaker Bureau. In this lecture, author Cynthia Clampitt presents the history of pigs and pork to examine the impact these animals had worldwide. Clampitt will focus on the Midwest, including why poet Carl Sandburg would call Chicago “Hog Butcher for the World.

Cynthia Clampitt has been writing and talking about food history for thirty years and has authored two books of food history. Her free one-hour public program will start at 1 p.m. in the Steeple Building Museum, located at 103 North Bishop Hill Street in Bishop Hill, Illinois. For more details, please call the BHHA at 309 927-3899, or email bhha@mymctc.net, or visit www.bishophillheritage.org.


April 20
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Bishop Hill Heritage Association


Steeple Building Museum
103 North Bishop Hill Street
Bishop Hill, IL 61419 United States
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