Graves-Hume Library hosting program about pigs

MENDOTA – Cynthia Clampitt will be at the Graves-Hume Public Library in Mendota on Tuesday, March 28 at 6:30 p.m. to present Wild Boar to Bacon Fest: Pigs in History and Popular Culture.

Clampitt is a writer, speaker, and food historian. In the last few years, Clampitt has focused her work on what she considers one of the richest agricultural areas in the world, the American Midwest.

Join Clampitt as she presents the history of pigs and pork to examine the impact these animals have worldwide, and specifically in the Midwest.

Clampitt will explore the topic of pigs, which is as far-ranging as pigs themselves. She will offer a fun and interesting look at the role pigs have played in culture and cuisine.

The Graves-Hume Public Library is hosting this presentation in partnership with the Illinois Humanities Road Scholar Speaker Bureau.

Wild Boar to Bacon Fest is open to the public. No library card required. Call 815-538-5142 for registration.