|memorial kiddush cup|
The exhibit compares and contrasts differences in time periods. For example, a 2006 community cookbook noted that "going to Grandma's may mean stopping off for a quick lunch at her office", reflecting the changing roles of women in society. The site also poses questions to encourage viewers to relate the material to their own lives, such as comparing the family stories presented to the ones from their own families.
I enjoyed the focus of this exhibit because family stories are what sparked my interest in genealogy so many years ago. It's interesting to think about those same stories from an academic perspective and consider how that changes my perception of them.