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By Amanda Benson
Sweetwater County Historical Museum 

Basket on display


Picnics are a popular activity during the summer.

To celebrate warmer weather and sunshine, this month’s artifact is a picnic basket. The word “picnic” has strong French origins, but it is difficult to pinpoint an exact origin of the word. However, the concept of picnics evolved from medieval hunting feasts, renaissance banquets, and victorian garden parties. In the United States, picnics can be defined as an event outside that involves food. The event may be potluck style or provided solely by the host of the picnic.

As for the picnic basket, it allows for mobility and many baskets...

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