Old Salem Museums & Gardens Will Host Chocolate-Dipped History
Photo by Jordan Brannock and courtesy of Old Salem Museums & Gardens
Old Salem Museums & Gardens will host Chocolate-Dipped History on March 4, the fourth annual day of fun events, tastings, demonstrations and hands-on activities, highlighting the history and importance of chocolate, tea and coffee in Salem and colonial America.
The event, which will take place from 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., is presented in conjunction with American Heritage Chocolate and the Historic Division of Mars.
Activities will include the following:
- Watching hearth cooks baking an historic recipe
- Learning about hot tavern beverages
- Learning about hibiscus tea and its African roots
- Comparing and seeing coffee, chocolate and tea vessels in the pottery
Activities are included with an All-In-One ticket, which is $27 for adults and $13 for students ages 4-18.
Dave Borghesani, chocolate history research manager at Mars Chocolate North America, will also present “The History of Chocolate,” the story of how chocolate became a part of our culture and everyday life at 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
For more information, visit oldsalem.org.