Authenticated as a treasure by
the Smithsonian Institution
In April 2003, Chitlins were “authenticated as a treasure by the Smithsonian Institution” and thus, they asked The Chitlin Market to contribute to their exhibit on African American cuisine. The Chitlin Market turned over several of its documents and artifacts to be preserved. There was a ceremony at the City of Hyattsville municipal building party room and the room was filled with press and television cameras. Shauna Anderson was honored to have something of her creation being inducted into the Smithsonian. This was a very positive event honoring a Black woman, the first in the City of Hyattsville, MD, located in Prince Georges County. No one from the government was there to celebrate.