Museum to Host Meet the Authors Luncheon and Exclusive Exhibition Preview of Stark County Food: From Early Farming to Modern Meals

The McKinley Presidential Library & Museum is hosting a Meet the Authors Luncheon with Executive Director Kim Kenney and Canton Food Tours owner Barbara Abbott, authors of Stark County Food:  From Early Farming to Modern Meals, on Wednesday June 12 at 12:00 PM.

The program will feature an informal chat with the authors, an exclusive look at images that were not included in the book, and a special preview and tour of the Keller Gallery exhibition based on the book, which opens to the public the next day.  Lunch will feature food from DioGuardi’s Italian Market, which is included in the book.

The program is $15 and includes tea/coffee and breakfast sweets.  Pre-paid reservations are required.


Stark County has a rich food history starting with our agricultural roots and continuing into the present with urban and rural farming, field-to-fork restaurants and many other food-focused agencies.  Project Eat! highlights the many great existing programs doing work in our community, while showcasing exciting new food-related events created throughout the Stark County area in 2019.  Partners include the McKinley Presidential Library & Museum, Canton Museum of Art, Massillon Museum, First Ladies National Historic Site, Stark Fresh, Canton Food Tours, Palace Theater, Carpe Diem, Kent State Stark, Walsh University Food Design Institute, Visit Canton, and Arts in Stark.  For a complete list of programs, visit


The McKinley Presidential Library & Museum is located at 800 McKinley Monument Dr NW in Canton.  The Keller Gallery is the Museum’s temporary exhibition space and features a variety of topics each year.  The Museum also includes the McKinley National Memorial, McKinley Gallery, Street of Shops, The Stark County Story, Discover World, and the Hoover-Price Planetarium.  The Museum is open Monday – Saturday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM and Sunday from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM.