Attendees of the November 2013 Wise Traditions Conference in Atlanta will be the first members of the public to see a unique and rare collection of dairy artifacts that have been collected from around the world.
Butterworld is a traveling exhibition made up of over 150 dairy artifacts that span the 17th through 20th centuries. The collection includes historical books, vintage advertisements, antique bottles, butter churners and other equipment. Chief curator, Sandeep Agarwal, urges visitors to keep an eye out for the Osborne’s Improved Thermometer Churn, which was marketed as a solution to the common mid-19th century superstition that cream couldn’t be churned into butter so long as it was haunted by a “cream witch.”
The exhibit includes a few items that will be of special interest to raw milk drinkers, such as the cream-separating bottle, whose design allows cream to be poured into coffee without permitting any skim milk to come with it. There is also a calendar from 1949 picturing Howard Jones, a famous USC football coach, who was quoted as saying, “To develop rugged bodies and staying power, children need a quart of fresh milk daily.”
Sneak a peek at some of the other artifacts here: www.butterworld.org
Butterworld will be open throughout the duration of the conference; tickets can be purchased for $5 cash at the entrance to the exhibit. Check out the complete schedule of events for the Wise Traditions Conference in Atlanta here: WiseTraditions.org
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