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Tillie Lewis Symposium

Sunday, October 25, 2009
10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

There is no charge for this event, which is open to the public, but reservations are required. Contact Ken Albala at kalbala@pacific.edu or (209) 946-2922.

UPDATE: As of October 12, registration for this event is full.

Join area historians from the University of the Pacific and UC Davis for an engaging take on the different aspects that make Tillie Lewis a significant pioneer.

The session begins with remarks by Ken Albala, Professor of History, University of the Pacific and his talk “The Tomato Queen of San Joaquin.” Carolyn de la Pena, Associate Professor of American Studies and Director of UC Davis Humanities institute, shares from her forthcoming book Empty Pleasures: The Story of Artificial Sweetener from Saccharin to Splenda (U. North Carolina 2010) with a talk called “Without Removing the Pleasure of Eating: What Made Tillie the Queen of Diet Food.”

A Tillie-themed luncheon will be served at noon. After lunch learn about Lewis’ business style as Edie Sparks, Senior Associate Dean and Associate Professor of History, University of the Pacific, speaks on “Tillie Lewis as Manager: Unpacking Myths and Maneuvers.”

There is no charge for this event, which is open to the public, but reservations are required. Please contact Ken Albala at (209) 946-2922 or kalbala@pacific.edu for more information, or call The Haggin Museum Education Department at (209) 940-6315.

Tillie Lewis Symposium