A Century of Restaurants in Northampton
A Public Talk by Jan Whitaker, Restaurant Historian and Author
Saturday, December 7, 2019
$5 members and donors; $10 all others.
Pre-registration is required. Limited to 50.
Restaurant historian Jan Whitaker will present an illustrated history of Northampton’s restaurants of the 20th century. Jan will discuss the town’s prominent and influential restaurants of the past, along with its ordinary and forgotten places. She will look at the highs and lows of the city’s restaurant history, from the Great Depression to the “renaissance” of the 70s and 80s.
Jan is the author of a book on tea rooms, one of the most popular types of eating place in Northampton in the teens and twenties. She has researched the history of American restaurants for over 20 years and has written a blog on that subject for 11 years.