In the Colorado History Museum, you can learn and do so many different things. Our group went to the food exhibit, which is a traveling exhibit which started in New York, then Boston, now in Denver. Liz Cook, an environmental educator, took our group on a tour “through our global kitchen” that tells the history of foods all over the world.
We learned many things such as how the food is grown and transferred into the stores. We thought learning about the different methods of growing the food was interesting, for example, Asia grows rice on hills and slanted sections so the rice gets a lot of water from rainfall and watering. Another fact is that 13% of crops grown are corn. Also In some places, they place a watermelon while it’s growing in a box, when it’s fully grown it’s in a box shape. Chickens used to only produce 12 eggs a year, but now farmers have breaded them differently so they would end up laying around 364 eggs a year. This Chicken is called “Red Junglefowl.”
One of the last things we did was go in the kitchen and try foods! We first got a taste strip ( a small strip of paper that people can may or may not taste! We could taste it, but others can’t.) Then we each got a jelly bean and held our nose while eating it. Then we unplugged our nose and figured the flavor out. Soon after we tried the Agave nectar!
After we took the tour about food, Laura Ruttum Sentuna, library director, talked to us in the library. The library doesn’t just have books. It has history of many things. We looked at menus all the way from 1930. If you bring them concert tickets of diaries from when you were a kid people can look at that in the future. In the library you can find history of your house, such as who lived in it, or who built it.
We strongly recommend the Colorado History Museum to anyone. It was a blast and very educating! We loved it!