Smithsonian Museum, Say Hello to Napa Valley Wines

Ever dream of becoming a curator for food and wine history? The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History announced that they will be hiring a permanent position for a curator of food and wine history, known as the Winiarski Curator of Food and Wine History. This new position will ensure the museum’s research, collecting, exhibition, and programming activities in food and beverage history.

The best part? This new position was a gift to the museum. Napa Valley vintners Warren and Barbara Winiarski have committed funding to establish this position—$4 million dollars worth. This Winiarski Family Foundation’s gift comes 25 years after the Winiarskis funded the museum’s initial research and collection initiative on American wine and winemaking. A huge thank you to the Winiarski Family for their philanthropy and dedication to preserving the Napa Valley wine culture.

To support the curatorial position with funding for ongoing research, collecting, and programming, the museum is also launching the 25 at 25 Initiative with the goal of raising at least 25 gifts of $25,000 or more.

Those interested in learning more can contact Kari Fantasia via email or at 202.633.3302.

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