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Museums/Collections (Specific Foods)—Meat

Husipari Muzeum
Gubacsi ut 6/b
Budapest 1097
HUNGARY

Tel/Fax: 215/735 0141
Website: www.ohki.hu/english/museum.htm

Mission: This museum was founded by the Animal Commerce and Meat Processing Trust in 1976. The National Meat Processing Research Institute began to collect historical records, objects, machinery, and equipment in 1970. In 1990 the collection was moved to a modern 20th-century building.There is a permanent collection of the history of meat processing in the Carpathian Basin which illustrates the gradual improvement in the butchers' profession by the latter half of the 19th century. Interesting objects include guild chests, one from 1790 and one from 1825. Another, dated 1870, is labeled "Lorevi Butcher shop.". There is a butcher's stall that was erected in the years between the two World Wars; a Heikana "salamipasta" chopping machine made during the 1950s, and a "kutter."

Admission Info: Open Monday – Friday, 9 am-4 pm. Appointments preferred.

Museums/Collections Related to a Specific Food Group or Food—Meat

Husipari Uzeumtorteneti Gyujtemeny
Ketegyhazi ut 1
Gyula 5700
HUNGARY

Tel/Fax: (66) 463-663

Mission: A "szarazkolbasz" (dry sausage) factory was founded between the two World Wars by Andras Steberl. At that time, in addition to the factory, dry sausage was being made in almost every home in Gyula. In 1987 the factory established this collection to show the history of "Huskombinat" (meat-processing equipment) and to exhibit its products.

Museums/Collections (Specific Foods)—Dairy, Ice Cream

Ice Cream Capital of the World Visitor Center
16 Fifth Avenue, NW
Le Mars IA 51031

Tel/Fax: 712-546-4090

Mission: To present the history of Wells’ Dairy, founded in Le Mars, Iowa, in 1913 by Fred H. Wells, Jr., which claims that more ice cream is produced there by a single company in one location than anywhere else in the world. The History Room features the history of ice cream with an exhibition on the Wells family, the company, and historical photos and vintage factory production line, a vintage 1920s ice cream parlor, and interactive computers for a hands-on approach.

Admission Info: Open May – September, Monday – Friday, 10 am – 5 pm; Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm; Sunday, 12 – 4 pm. From October – April, only Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm. Admission fee. Guided tours of 20 or more by appointment.

Other Info: Wells’ Dairy produces the Blue Bunny brand.

Museums/Collections (Specific Foods)—Ice

Ice House Museum
First and Clay St.
Just W. of Waterloo
Cedar Falls IA 50613

Tel/Fax: 319-266-5149
Website: www.cedarfallshistorical.org
Email: cfhistory@cfu.net

Mission: Tools and techniques for harvesting ice; exhibits on how foods were kept cool before modern refrigeration.

Admission Info: Open May - October, Saturday and Sunday, 2 - 4:30 pm. Free.

Museums/Collections Related to a Specific Food Group or Food—Vegetables, Potatoes

Idaho's World Potato Exposition
130 N.W.Main St.
About halfway between Pocatello and Idaho Falls on I-15
Blackfoot ID 83221

Tel/Fax: 208-785-2517

Mission: Potato-growing history and lore; tools and equipment for potato cultivation; potato products

Admission Info: Open Monday through Saturday, 10 am - 7 pm. Admission fee.

Other Info: Housed in an old railroad depot; about 1400 sq. ft. Gift shop.

Museums/Collections (Specific Foods)—Chocolate

Imhoff-Stollwerck Museum fur Geschichte und Gengenwart der Schokolade
Rheinauhafen la
Cologne
near the Rhine River 50678
GERMANY

Curator: Hans Imhoff, founder
Tel/Fax: (0221) 9318880
Website: www.schokoladenmuseum.de

Mission: Chocolate related objects: porcelain, pre-Columbian art, posters, chocolate fountain. Archive, library.

Other Info: Founded 1993.

Museums/Collections Related to a Specific Food Group or Food—Honey

Imkereiaustellung Einst-Jetzt
Immenweg 1
Reidling 3454
AUSTRIA

Tel/Fax: (02276) 2885

Mission: Agriculture and apiculture

Museums/Collections Related to a Specific Food Group or Food—Honey

Imkereimuseum
Schloss Regendorf
Hauptpl. 1
Poggstall 3650
AUSTRIA

Tel/Fax: (0664) 1618944
Website: gde.poeggstall@wvnet.at

Other Info: Established 1989

Museums/Collections Related to a Specific Food Group or Food—Honey

Imkereimuseum
Gemeinderamt
Haus Nr 42
Pramet 4874
AUSTRIA

Tel/Fax: (07754) 8443

Mission: Apiculture and honey making

Other Info: Founded 1988

Museums/Collections Related to a Specific Food Group or Food—Honey

Imkereimuseum Muli
c/o Paul Reutimann
Fuchsrutli
Ottikon
Gossau 8626
SWITZERLAND

Tel/Fax: (01) 9353610

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