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Food Fads from the 40s, 50s & 60s

June 20, 2023 @ 1:00 pm; Franciscan Village

Address: 1270 Village Dr. Lemont, IL 60439

retro homemaker

Presented by: Leslie Goddard,
historian and author

Remember Jell-O salads and cheese sprayed out of a can – or when every pantry held Velveeta and all the kids wanted to drink Tang?

Join historian and author, Leslie Goddard
for a nostalgic look at food innovations and marketing strategies that transformed how we ate. Using classic cookbooks, advertisements and family magazines, we’ll explore how society and technology shaped American food from the 1940s through the 1960s.

Light refreshments will be served.

RSVP to 630.243.3479 or

Leslie Goddard is a lifelong resident of the Chicago area and holds a Ph.D. from Northwestern University and master’s degrees in museum studies and in theater. She has been lecturing and performing on topics in history for more than fifteen years, with particular expertise in the fields of U.S. history and pop culture.