What we're about
Our mission is to educate and demonstrate the values and benefits of vegetarianism for human health, the environment, and the well being of all life.
The new National Vegetarian Museum is proud to present its first traveling exhibition: “What Does it Mean to be Vegetarian?” This exhibit invites visitors to explore the roots of Vegetarianism’s past and present, discovering the historical depth of the vegetarian movement and the vitality of today’s vegan community.
Through 12 flexible panels, visitors learn the values and benefits of vegetarianism and are guided to resources for learning more – from recommended books and recipes, to restaurants, organizations and groups. There is also a 5-minute video of author/speaker Victoria Moran giving a fascinating history of the vegetarian movement.
The National Vegetarian Museum is also excited to offer accompanying program opportunities such as vegan cooking demonstrations, book reviews and readings, speakers and guided tours. We begin each program with name tags, snacks and social time so that those interested in exploring vegetarianism can get to know each other and further develop our Chicago community. Each of the events we offer is a conversation among all those attending.
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