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

Vizimalom
Orfu 7677
HUNGARY

Tel/Fax: (72) 312-643

Mission: This museum in the Orfu Valley, built in 1970, consists of a watermill and the miller's living quarters. The exhibit shows the traditional methods of producing water-ground products. The building in which the miller and his family lived exemplifies the living conditions of a miller in the years when watermills were used for grinding grain. The technology of that time includes a top-drive "drymill" and oil, stick propelled by animal power, that were relocated from Mekenyes.

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

Vlaardings Museum
c/o Institut voor de Nederlandse Zeevisserij
Westhavenkade 53-53
Vlaardingen
West of Rotterdam 3131 AG
NETHERLANDS

Tel/Fax: 010-4348722
Website: www.visserijmuseum.nl
Email: visserijmuseum@wxs.nl

Mission: Vlaardingen is the fourth-largest port in the Netherlands. This museum and the associated Institute for Netherlands Sea-fishing sit inside a 1790 house. On view are model ships, maps, implements and paintings of sea fishing and whaling.

Admission Info: Open Tuesday - Friday, 10 am - 5 pm; Saturday, Sunday and holidays, 12 - 5 pm

Other Info: Founded 1962. Name changed on 1/1/2003 from Visserijmuseum

Museums/Collections (Specific Foods)—Grains

Volendam Windmill Museum, Inc.
231 Adamic Hill Rd.
Holland Township
Milford NJ 08848

Tel/Fax: 908-995-4365

Mission: Living museum demonstrates an authentic model of a windmill used for grinding grain. Antique mill machinery and milling implements from c. 1700-1800. Old farm tools.

Admission Info: Open June to September, Saturday and Sunday, 12 - 4:30 pm, weather permitting. Closed holidays. Admission fee.

Other Info: Founded 1965.

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

Volkskunde- und Muhlenmuseum
Dorfstr. 89
Waltersdorf bei Zittau 02799
GERMANY

Tel/Fax: (03841) 72872

Mission: Exhibits on the development of the miller's crafts; grist mill

Other Info: Opened 1958

Museums/Collections (Specific Foods)—Grains

Wapsipinicon Mill
100 First St. West
Independence, IA 50644

Tel/Fax: 319-334-4616
Email: leannekay@indytel.com

Mission: This 6-story mill dating from the late 1800s is not in operation but has interactive exhibits that interpret the mill and milling history, as well as history of early agriculture in the area.

Admission Info: Open mid-May -- mid-September, Tuesday-Sunday, 12-4 pm. Free.

Other Info: Home to Buchanan County Historical Society.

Museums/Collections (Specific Foods)—Grains

War Eagle Mill
11045 War Eagle Rd.
War Eagle AR 72756 (13 miles east of Rogers, AR)

Tel/Fax: 479-789-5343, 866-492-7324

Mission: Operational water-powered mill rebuilt on site of earlier mills (1830,1848,1873) destroyed by fire or flood on the War Eagle River. Uses a buhr grindstone and 18-foot water wheel to produce wide variety of traditional grains: cornmeal, wheat and buckwheat flours, oats and flax.

Admission Info: Open daily 8:30 am - 5 pm, March - December, Open Thursday - Sunday in January and February. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Other Info: Restaurant on 3rd floor.

Museums/Collections (Specific Foods)—Fruit, Bananas

Washington Banana Museum
1222 K St., N.E.
Auburn WA 98002

Curator: Ann Mitchell Lovell, collector
Tel/Fax: 253-833-8043
Website: Banana@aol.com

Mission: Banana cookie jars, refrigerator magnets, a vintage banana crate, etc.

Admission Info: Closed to visitors until further notice

Museums/Collections (Specific Foods)—Grains

Water Mill Museum
41 Old Mill Road
Water Mill, Long Island
NY 11976
US

Tel/Fax: 631-726-4625
Website: www.watermillmuseum.org
Email: Info@watermillmuseum.org

Mission: The mill with an undershot wheel on Mill Creek was built in 1644 by English colonists. Restoration began in 1968 and it was grinding grain again by 1976. Restoration is ongoing.

Admission Info: Open Thursday - Monday, 11 am - 5 pm; Sunday 1-5 pm. Closed Tuesday and Wednesday.

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

Waterman's Museum
309 Water St.
Yorktown VA 23690

Curator: Nonprofit, privately supported Founded 1981
Tel/Fax: 757-887-2641

Mission: Five galleries house ship models, dioramas and collections of objects on various themes, including Chesapeake watermen, bay boats, harvesting fish, aquaculture, tools. Outdoor exhibits include equipment used by working watermen past and present.

Admission Info: Open April 1 - mid-December, Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm. Admission fee

Other Info: Sited in colonial revival manor house on the shore of the York River.

Museums/Collections Related to a Specific Food Group or Food—Fruit, Watermelon

Watermelon Collection
3410 30th St. NW
Washington DC 20008

Curator: Ellen Ficklen is authority on watermelon. Wrote Watermelon, published by the Library of Congress in 1984. Only author cited for the watermelon entry in The Encyclopedia of Southern Culture (Univ. North Carolina Press, 1989)
Tel/Fax: 202-966-5505
Website: landport@erols.com

Mission: Collection of watermelon memorabilia: objects of every kind

Admission Info: Private collection. May require appointment to be viewed.

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