A piece of the Smithsonian Institution is in North Dakota right now.
It's called 'Key Ingredients, America By Food."
The traveling exhibit is visiting Bottineau for the next several weeks.
It chronicles and explains everything from recipes to menus, ceremonies to family gatherings around the dinner table.
The exhibit uses photos, artifacts, and illustrations to examine the evolution of the American kitchen and how food producers have responded to the ever-changing taste and habits of Americans.
The Smithsonian exhibit is located at Bottineau's Tech Center - which shares space with the Bottineau Area Chamber of Commerce.
Chamber Director Clint Reinoehl ry-NELL says the exhibit is good at reminding people of how many things in their lives revolve around food.
(Clint Reinoehl, Greater Bottineau Area Chamber of Commerce) "It's just really wonderful when you think back to what your memories are growing up and throughout your life. A lot of times they center around food, whether it's the Fourth of July picnic or getting together for Thanksgiving or Christmas or Easter. So, I like that aspect."
The Smithsonian exhibit "Key Ingredients, America By Food," will be on display at the Bottineau Tech Center now through February 10th.
Admission is free.