04/28/19 – The Fascinating History of Chocolate

The Fascinating History of Chocolate
Sunday, April 28, 2019
1:00pm - All Ages
Woodville Plantation (map)
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Many today view chocolate as little more than a sweet treat meant to be enjoyed, but where there other uses?

After a tour of the Neville House, attendees will meet in the stillhouse for a fascinating presentation (time of lecture to be determined).

This presentation at Woodville will explore how ancient societies viewed chocolate's cultivation and importance as both an early form of currency and ceremonial drink. The historic overview will also discuss the exportation of chocolate to Europe and the role chocolate played during 18th century in the American colonies. Demonstrations on the processing of chocolate and the making of the colonial version of hot chocolate are also to be included.
Attendees will be able to sample a variety of chocolate treats made with American Heritage chocolate and copies of recipes for all the chocolate treats will be available. American Heritage chocolate also will be available for purchase in our gift shop.

Admission is paid at the door and $5.00 per adult, $3.00 per child age 6-12, and free for children under the age of 6.

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The Home of John and Presley Neville, circa 1780

Woodville, the John and Presley Neville house, is Southwestern Pennsylvania’s principal link to the late 18th century, interpreting the time period of 1780-1820 and documenting the lives of the three families that resided there, the Nevilles (1775-1815), the Cowans (1815-1835), and the Wrenshalls (1835-1975).

Interested in renting the grounds and facilities at Woodville?

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Wayne's Legion

Please visit the website for Wayne's Legion, a group of dedicated individuals based at Woodville Plantation who recreate the first Army of the United States from 1792-1796.