What’s Cooking: Turkeys at the Smithsonian

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In honor of Thanksgiving, we pay tribute to that legendary American fowl: the turkey. Myth has it that the turkey was present at the first-ever Thanksgiving dinner between the Pilgrims and the Native Americans. When you visit the Smithsonian this weekend—and you should, because the museums are open—why not take the family to see a turkey-related display?

You say you're tired of the traditional turkey? Rest assured, there is nothing conventional about the turkeys that appear in the museum exhibits we feature below. In fact, you might discover a whole new way to bring the big bird into your feast this year.

View a gallery of turkeys at the Smithsonian.

If you visit the museums this weekend and catch a glimpse of a turkey-related display that we missed, let us know in the comments!

About Anika Gupta
Anika Gupta

Anika Gupta’s writing has appeared in India and the United States, including in Business Today magazine, where she served as its first digital content editor, the Hindustan Times newspaper and Smithsonian magazine. Currently, she is a Master's student at MIT, where she studies user-generated content and mainstream media culture. She's also a science writer, media blogger, and essayist.

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