A museum at a Baltimore college is opening its doors to an exhibit that traces the city's early food and farm practices, according to a published report.
"Federal Foodies: From Farm to Table in Early Baltimore" has been on display at the Homewood Museum at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. Scheduled to run through April 29, the exhibit will be augmented by Historic Farm Day on April 1.
Historic Farm Day focuses on Baltimore's early agricultural history and the Homewood farm. Built in 1801, Homewood was the summer resort for Charles Carroll Jr., whose father signed the Declaration of Independence from Maryland.
Now the primary campus of Johns Hopkins University, the property once encompassed 130 acres and entailed fields of grain, fruit orchards and vegetable gardens. The property had a farmhouse, an ice house, a smoke house, dairy products and cattle.
Set to kick off by paying tribute to Historic Farm Day, the exhibit will feature interactive activities and demonstrations.
Visitors who partake in Farm Day may enjoy educational activities that are set up both indoors and outdoors and are germane to gardening and farming.