Serving It Up Through The Years

Discover what your knife and fork are saying about you

Believe it or not, flatware has an important role in history. For instance, take yours: Remember when you bought your first real set of knives and forks? You know, the ones that replaced the stainless steel garbage you stole from the dining hall in college. Then there's the set you register for when you get married, the set of silver you get from an older relative… you see where we're going with this.

This weekend marks the last chance to catch the "Feeding Desire: Design and Tools of the Table, 1500 – 2005" at the Winterthur museum. The exhibition showcases flatware throughout the centuries and explores how everyday objects can reveal information about history and culture.

Just a jaunt down I-95, the Winterthur makes a perfect destination for a day out of the city. And you'll never look at a knife, fork or spoon the same way again.

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