At Taste of Adventure, you’ll spend the evening at the Conference Center in the Wildlife Museum exploring the unique culture, history and cuisine of a different place. Each experience includes social time, a self-guided tour of the Wildlife Museum with a visit to the Earl Bane Gallery to see our latest exhibit, a delectable dinner featuring the cuisine of the featured country, and a presentation by an authority on the subject.

Admission to Taste of Adventure (that includes all of the above), is $30 for members, $35 for non members.

Make your (required) reservations online, by calling (785)827-9488 ext. 117, or e-mail Reservation deadline is 5:00 pm the Tuesday before each event.

Taste of Adventure - Israel & Mediterranean
November 15, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.

Come with us to the Holy Land of Old City in Jerusalem and the Mediterranean Sea port of Tel Dor! Julie Bodenhamer, the night’s featured guest speaker, has received a B.A. in Anthropology and a M.A. in Biblical Archaeology and Ancient Languages. Mrs. Bodenhamer looks forward to sharing her interesting archaeological dig experiences through the Mediterranean region on this night!

Julie grew up in Wichita, and has always had a passion for history, culture, and all things “old.” Mrs. Bodenhamer received a B.A in Anthropology from Wichita State University, and a M.A. in Biblical Archaeology and Ancient Languages from Wheaton College.

Mrs. Bodemer has excavated at the first temple period burial site of Ketef Hinnom outside the walls of the Old City in Jerusalem and the Mediterranean seaport of Tel Dor in Israel, and has traveled extensively throughout the Mediterranean region. She has also worked as a volunteer in the collections department and research library of Pueblo Grande Museum in Phoenix, helping to preserve a 1500 year old Hohokam village.

Julie is married and mother to two boys, Logan and Jordan, ages 13 and 10. Her family loves to travel and explore the world through the lens of history, heritage, and culture.

  • Baba Ganoush and Hummus – eggplant mixed with onions, tomatoes, olive oil served with pita chips
  • Shakshooka – delicious Israeli egg and tomato dish served with pita bread
  • Israeli Salad – consists of finely chopped tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers, fresh lemon juice, quality olive oil, and a bit of salt and pepper for seasoning, served on a bed of chopped romaine.
  • Shwarma on Pita Bread – grilled lamb and meat that is then sliced, often enjoyed in pita bread
  • Chicken Paprika – Chicken dish extremely popular in Israel
  • Malabi – a pudding flavored with rose water and topped with nuts

    Reservations are required for Taste of Adventure by clicking the link below, emailing, or by calling 827-9488, ext. 117.


The Taste of Adventure series is sponsored by:
Rolling Hills Museum
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