History is Sweet!

AHC_canister drink pourWhat comes to mind when you think about chocolate? If you’re a chocoholic (like me), just thinking about it makes you happy – and hungry. I’ll take it in almost any of the various forms and flavors that are available today, but for nearly 90% of chocolate’s history, it was consumed primarily as a beverage. In fact, it has been enjoyed as a drink for more than 3500 years. Continue reading


Next month CHS is kicking off December with chocolate.  To me, this sounds perfect!  I love chocolate and the idea that you can come to a museum (CHS of course!), learn about history, shop, AND taste chocolate…sounds like the perfect way to start the month.  That’s all I will say about the event, (we’ll let marketing take over from here!), but if you want to find out the details, just check out THIS link.  But as I started looking forward to the event, I started thinking about my favorite aspects of chocolate, that it is smooth, rich, and delicious.  What else combines all of these wonderful attributes….chocolate colored velvet of course!!!


Dress. About 1836-1840. Gift of Mrs. Arthur Carmody. 1984.71.1a,b.

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