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Butter through the Ages is one of several exhibits in the WebExhibits online museum, all of which promote discovery through multidisciplinary approaches that support all learning styles. WebExhibits is a public service of the Institute for Dynamic Educational Advancement (IDEA).

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Writing a paper or doing research? Here’s how to cite this exhibit in your paper. Also see the bibliography if you need more sources.

Links & copies

We invite you to link to any page within this exhibit. You can also copy or display this exhibit for noncommercial purposes, if you clearly credit WebExhibits. Legal details.


Curated by Michael Douma. Edited by Sally Smith. For more information, see the credits page and the references.



Thanks to individual donations and corporate sponsorships, IDEA is able to maintain and update WebExhibits, as well as develop new exhibits on timely topics. We welcome your contributions, both large and small.

Join the community

Help grow this exhibit! WebExhibits helps connect people and cultures, and wants to publish photos of butter from your part of the world, your favorite tips for baking with butter, or your tried-and-true recipes. Read more about sharing your tips and recipes or your photos. Plus, you can send us your corrections, suggestions and feedback via e-mail or our feedback form.

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Butter through the Ages is funded by private donations to IDEA. WebExhibits welcomes corporate sponsorships, and can assist you in identifying exhibits that are aligned with your community relations and marketing goals.