Mauians, let's be sure that we all take advantage of a rare opportunity. The Smithsonian Institute, in conjunction with the Hawaii Council of the Humanities and Maui Community College, has brought its exhibit "Key Ingredients: America by Food" to Maui.
It's located in the Kaaike Building on the MCC campus, easily accessed from the back parking lot. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays.
You might wonder, just what is American food. In many ways it's impossible to define, but the exhibit sets up interesting displays based on history, technology, landscape, culture and ethnicity.
Plus, you'll find old photos from the Bishop Museum on the walls. There are also manikins displaying special dresses designed and sewn by members of the MCC fashion design class. In addition to those, the Sustainable Living Institute of Maui has set up a video on the second floor.
This wonderful display closes April 11 so don't miss it. One older resident said: "It's very informative and exceptional."