Explore Chocolate today March 2 at Old Salem with your homeschool family. Explore many activities in Old Salem that will educate your kids. Let it be a fun day trip in this March. Check out some Chocolate history and then go to the Wilkes Public Library to get more books on Chocolate through history. Learn more its impact at Old Salem. This is a great opportuntity for homeschoolers today.
Celebrating Coffee, Tea, and American Heritage Chocolate®
Saturday, March 2, 2013
9:30am - 4:30pm
Old Salem Historic District
Drinking coffee, tea and chocolate was popular all over early America, including Salem. At Chocolate-Dipped History, Old Salem will investigate the value of chocolate, tea, and coffee in Salem, and enjoy of few of the treats as well.
Activities include the following - all activities occur from 9:30am - 4:30pm unless otherwise noted:
Single Brothers Workshop
- Demonstrations of how chocolate is made, from the cocoa pod to melted chocolate, by the Historic Division of Mars Inc. with Rodney Snyder, Mars Chocolate Historian.
- American Heritage Chocolate® tastings
- Local tea merchant, Angelina’s Teas (10:00am - 4:00pm)
- Making and tasting historic chocolate puffs (9:30am - 4:00pm)
Salem Tavern Museum
- Learn about coffee & currency
Miksch House & Gardens
- Learn about the Moravian Lovefeast & view hearth cooking demonstrations
Single Brothers House
- View trades relative to coffee, tea, & chocolate
Vierling House & Barn
- Learn about medicinal beverages in the apothecary
- Taste historic teas
- Create your own herbal tea bag (11:00am - 12:00pm & 1:00pm - 4:00pm)
J. Vogler House
- Observe how coffee, tea, and chocolate were served
- Chocolate cake baking demonstrations
St. Philips Heritage Center
- Learn about Bissap (hibiscus tea), a popular West African drink
Frank L. Horton Museum Center
- Enjoy a special presentation “Our Spirited Ancestors: The Decorative Art of Drink” by Daniel Ackermann, Associate Curator, Musuem of Early Southern Decorative Arts (1:30pm)"