Jan Russell, director of the Marietta Museum of History, said the exhibit is fun and interactive.
“Southern food is such a melting pot of tradition, and (curator Amy Reed) did a lot of research on how different things developed,” Russell said. “It gets quite interesting. We are very blessed to have a lot of donated kitchen items. This is a great way to showcase gadgets and gizmos.”
The exhibit also features a section about the local food industry, as well as artifacts from local restaurants. There is even an area where visitors can sniff and try to identify the smell.
Included in the exhibit price is Sweet and Savory Saturdays, which offer visitors a literal taste of history. Barbecue sauces will be featured June 25.
The exhibit is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for seniors and students. Children younger than 6 are free. Sweet and Savory Saturday is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The museum also offers an interactive program for children ages 3 to 5. The museum mice tours, created by Amy Reed, feature mice Murray and Etta as tour guides. The next Museum Mice Tour is July 13 and the theme is Etta’s Sweet Treats.
“The idea is get children excited about going to museums by presenting the museum at level they can understand,” Russell said.
The tours are at 10:30 a.m. the second Wednesday of each month and cost $5 per family.
The Marietta Museum of History is located at 1 Depot St., Suite 200. For more information, visit mariettahistory.org or call (770) 794-5710.