Will This Make Me Eat My Vegetables?

By Chris B. RSS Thu, May 30, 2024

If you're a history- and vegetable-lover who DOES NOT suffer from coulrophobia, then we have a program for you! If you do suffer from a fear of clowns, then we *might* have a program for you. The choice is yours; consider yourself warned.

Join the Children's Literature Research Collection for an in-depth discussion of "The Magic Basket," a marionette play produced by the Pittsburgh Museum Extension Project of the Works Progress Administration. In the webinar below, examples of objects housed in the Free Library's Special Collections are discussed while staff trace the history of the play. "The Magic Basket" was designed to teach children and their caregivers about the importance of proper nutrition.



Peruse the full list of citations from this webinar.

This program is part of We Are What We Eat, the latest exhibition from the Free Library's Special Collections. We Are What We Eat will be on view through August 31, 2024.

Many of the items discussed in this post are part of the Free Library of Philadelphia's Children's Literature Research Collection, one of the Special Collections housed at Parkway Central Library. To learn more about this collection, or to book an appointment, visit freelibrary.org/clrc.

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