Welcome to the Table: Westerville’s Potluck

Welcome to the Table: Westerville's Potluck

Current Exhibit (2021-2022)

Discover the culinary culture of Westerville with an immersive exhibit experience. Learn about how distinctive practices and values surrounding food and drink have coexisted, sometimes peacefully and sometimes with hostility.

Delve into the diverse food traditions that have resulted from the city’s growth in the past 70 years - from the opening of the Kyoto Tea House in the 1950s to the establishment of a food pantry in 1972 to the addition of international restaurants in the 1990s and 2000s.

Cross over a replica of the tea house’s famed red bridge, take a seat at Corbin’s Saloon, and hear from Westerville residents and business owners themselves via diary entries, video interviews, and more.

A view of the exhibit from October 2021
A view of the exhibit from October 2021

Topics include:

  • Kyoto Tea House
  • International restaurants & groceries in Westerville and Central Ohio
  • Prohibition perspectives
  • Westerville Whiskey Wars

Though there is no age restriction for entry, please note that this exhibit covers historical topics related to alcohol. No alcohol will be served.

Source: This exhibit was curated by the Westerville History Museum and unveiled in 2021. 

Museum Hours

Mon - Sat: 9am - 6pm
Closed on Saturday: 1-2pm
Closed on Sunday

Walk-ins welcome.

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