Why are foodways important?

Foodways is the study of what people eat and why. Why we procure, prepare and serve the food we do has cultural, sociological, geographical, financial and political influences.



Why is recognition of diverse foodways valuable?

Preserving our past and present for the future by research, documentation and oral histories. It is culinary anthropology on the hoof, paw, root and leaf.



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Transportation Information

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AMTRAK - Union Station - CHI
225 South Canal Street
Chicago, IL 60606


101 North Chicago Street
Lincoln, IL 62656-2707
(800) 872-7245


100 Parkinson St
Normal, IL 61761-4926
(309) 862-2000


430 South 15th Street
St. Louis Gateway Station
St. Louis, MO 63103



Chicago to Normal, IL
R301 Leaving Chicago 7:00 am, arriving Normal 9:14 am

If you arrive the night before:
R305 Leaving Chicago 5:15 pm, arriving Normal 7:29 pm
R307 Leaving Chicago 7:00 pm, arriving Normal 9:14 pm


Normal, IL to Chicago
R304 Leaving Normal 5:56 pm, arriving Chicago 8:40 pm
R306 Leaving Normal 8:36 pm, arriving Chicago 11:10 pm


Lincoln, IL to Chicago

R306 Leaving Lincoln   8:00 pm, arriving Chicago 11:10 pm


St. Louis - Normal, IL

R322 Leaving St. Louis at 7:55 am, arriving Normal 11:15 am
R321 Leaving Normal at 4:04 pm, arriving St. Louis 7:21 pm



MEGABUS (www.megabus.com)

Chicago to Normal:  4:30 pm arriving 7:15 pm
Normal to Chicago:  11:45 am arriving  2:10 pm


St. Louis to Normal:  8:30 am arriving 11:45 am
Normal to St. Louis:  7:15 pm arriving 10:30 pm