“A Labor of Love” - Baking Traditions Across the Eastern Shore of Maryland
“A Labor of Love” - Baking Traditions Across the Eastern Shore of Maryland is an online exhibit curated by Samantha Steltzer as the culmination of her Museum Studies internship at the Nabb Research Center. The exhibit concept was inspired by a biscuit brake found in the Nabb Center’s collections and an interest in highlighting the techniques that women used to sustain traditional Maryland baked goods.
The focus of the exhibit is two of the most prominent Eastern Shore related foods - Beaten Biscuits and Smith Island Cake. Included in the exhibit are archival items and artifacts from the Nabb Research Center's collections and local newspaper articles that detail the history, techniques, recipes, and people’s personal stories behind these traditional Eastern Shore foods.
Curator: Samantha Steltzer