POSTPONED - Chasing Chocolate: Chocolate’s Voyage from Mesoamerca to Colonial Rhode Island
How did chocolate find its way to Rhode Island? What did it taste like when it got here? Take a discovery tour of chocolate history with “Chasing Chocolate: Chocolate’s Voyage from Mesoamerca to Colonial Rhode Island.”
In this lively illustrated presentation, Geralyn Ducady, Director of the Newell D. Goff Center for Education and Public Programs at the Rhode Island Historical Society, will start with an outline of chocolate’s origins and use in ancient Central America. Ducady will then take the audience on a journey following chocolate’s global expansion in the Triangle Trade and up to Rhode Island. She will also examine chocolate production in Newport and Providence, its social uses in the colonial period, and how it became what we are familiar with today.
Samples of different types of chocolate will be available for tasting.
Sponsored by the Friends of Tiverton Libraries, this is the Third Annual Fitzgerald History Program memorializing long-time library staff member John Fitzgerald.
Space is limited and registration is recommended.
- Tuesday, March 31, 2020
- 6:30pm - 8:00pm
- Community Room