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Common Cracker Exhibit Opening Reception

Common Cracker: the Exhibit title with cartoon of man holding a hammer & eating soup

For just about the entire 19th century the simple common cracker was an important staple of the northern New England diet. Though often described as dry and tasteless, many old-time Vermonters enjoyed a Sunday night crackers and milk fix. It carried many names, such as the Montpelier Cracker, Cross Cracker, St. Johnsbury Cracker, and just plain old Vermont Cracker. Common Cracker-The Exhibit explores the fascinating history of just what a common cracker is, how they were made, advertised and sold, and the many Vermont bakeries that produced them. Created by the Montpelier Historical Society, the exhibit will be on view at the Vermont History Museum in Montpelier from August 4, 2022 through January 28, 2023.

Join us for the opening reception featuring refreshments, guest speakers, and free admission. 

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