College features exhibit

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A traveling Smithsonian exhibit, exploring the connections between Americans and the food they produce, prepare and present on the table will open today at 2 p.m. at Eastern New Mexico University’s Golden Library in Portales.

The exhibit, “Key Ingredients: America by Food” will run through April 4 and be connected with a variety of local events over its six week run.

The exhibition, traveling to 150 venues, details how food shapes American culture and how the food industry and its technology have changed throughout history.

All events are free and open to the public.

The exhibit kicks off at 2 p.m. in the Golden Library. The afternoon will start with an opening ceremony, a reception, a quilt-themed show and various presentations about food.

During the exhibit there will be a “Kids’ Day” at 1:30 p.m. March 8 and several free movie nights with free popcorn, as well as a number of other events.

For information, contact Merlene Olmsted at 562-2075 or e-mail

Fast facts
What: Smithsonian exhibit
Where: Eastern New Mexico University’s Golden Library in Portales.
When: 2 p.m. today through April 4
Mondays through Thursdays — 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Fridays and Saturdays — 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sundays — noon to 8 p.m.,
Guided tours — 2-4 p.m. and 6-7 p.m. every day.