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America’s Kitchens, a lecture and book signing by Nancy Carlisle Wednesday, October 12, 11 a.m. In her lecture, Historic New England curator Nancy Carlisle will discuss how the American kitchen has evolved from the seventeenth century to the present. Drawing on her book America’s Kitchens, co-authored with Melinda Narardinov, Ms. Carlisle will tell the story of the nation’s kitchens from New England hearths, to Victorian kitchens isolated at the back of the house, to open plan kitchens of 1950s suburbs. America’s Kitchens provides new insights into the technological and social changes that have taken place in this room and suggests how these innovations have transformed kitchen work and changed women’s lives. The lecture and book signing are co-sponsored by the New Canaan Preservation Alliance, Inc. to further its mission by providing educational programs on cultural history and historic preservation LMMM programs are made possible in part by a generous contribution from the Xerox Foundation. For lecture information and reservations, contact: email@example.com 203-838-9799 ext. 117. Admission: $25 non-members, $20 members. The admission includes the lecture, a light lunch, and a tour of the first floor of the mansion. RSVP by Oct. 10, 2011, 203-838-9799 ext. 4. or firstname.lastname@example.org. Lunch: Courtesy of Bull’s Head Market