This is the ultimate in delayed gratification. We have been working since 2004 (really since 2003, but officially since 2004) to make the Southern Food and Beverage Museum happen. We have been laying foundations, meeting people, beginning projects and exhibits. All in all we have been acting like a museum even though sometimes it felt as shallow as a movie set. Now it is paying off.
The Institut du Goût is working with us to spread their message of taste sensibility. We are receiving many books from libraries, which is helping us document the Southern experience. Our menu collection is burgeoning, and now we are receiving older menus as well as current ones. We have a traveling exhibit. We have a terrific, engaged Board of Directors. We building a wiki. We are planning our opening exhibits. And there is more and more and more. I actually feel as though I will pop, I am so excited.
Keep a close eye on what we are doing. Many announcements will be bursting forth soon. Thanks to all of our supporters, our donors and well-wishers. Soon you will be bursting too. When we all pop, we will explode into the world as a full-fledged institution, not a movie set. Just around the corner. Just wait and see.