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History of Chocolate interactive presentation and tasting

Dumbarton House

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 7:00 PM (EST)

Washington, United States

History of Chocolate interactive presentation and tasting

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Regular Admission Ended $12.00 $1.65
Member Admission Ended $10.00 $1.54
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Group ticket/per person (eligible for 10+ people) Ended $10.00 $1.54

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Just in time for Valentine's Day-


Join us for an evening of history and chocolate with food historian Joyce White


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$12 General Admission

$10 Dumbarton House or NSCDAMember

Learn about the history of chocolate from its ancient beginnings in Meso-America through the centuries to the modern day. This interactive presentation will focus on how chocolate has changed through time both in terms of its cultural value and how mechanization has altered its production process over time. The presentation will be followed by a tasting of hot chocolate the Aztec way, an 18th century-style chocolate tart, a 19th century-style chocolate pudding, the 20th century chocolate bar, and the latest 21st century chocolate incarnation, with sea salt!


A Chocolate Pot with a Mill inserted in the center of the top, used to mill or whisk the chocolate to raise a frothy foam.

Image from
Modern Cooking for Private Families, by Eliza Acton, London, 1864





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When & Where

2715 Q Street, NW
Washington, 20007

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 7:00 PM (EST)

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Dumbarton House

Dumbarton House is a Federal period historic house museum, ca. 1800, whose historic structure and collection are preserved to educate the public about life in Washington, D.C, during the early years of the Republic.  The museum features an extensive collection of Federal-era decorative arts, paintings and furniture, and is the only fully-furnished Federal house museum open to the public in Washington.  Dumbarton House serves as the headquarters of The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America (, a women’s organization that actively promotes our national heritage through historic preservation, patriotic service and educational projects.  The life and times of Dumbarton House resident (1804-1813), Joseph Nourse, is the interpretive focus; Nourse served as first Register of the U.S. Treasury under six U.S. presidents and is known as “America’s First Civil Servant.” Dumbarton House is accredited by the American Association of Museums. The museum hosts a variety of public events and programs, as well as private rental events.

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