Manny’s House of Pizza Delivery Tricycle, 1980-85 : A tricycle dating 1980 to 1985, used by Nashville restaurant owner Manny Macca, has been donated by Macca to the Museum’s collection. Macca immigrated to the United States as a child from Sicily, Italy, during the 1960s. He moved from New York City to Nashville in 1984 and soon opened Manny’s House of Pizza in the downtown Arcade, where he used this tricycle to make deliveries to nearby customers. (All images and exhibit information provided courtesy TN State Museum).
The Tennessee State Museum explores the rich and diverse history of Tennessee’s food through a new exhibition, Let’s Eat! Origins and Evolutions of Tennessee Food, open until February 2, 2020. The exhibition is presented through eight sections that trace the state’s food from its Southeastern Indian origins to contemporary food festival celebrations. All are complemented by artifacts from the Museum’s collection, digital storytelling, graphics, and location photography.