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Feb 11 2013

Fifth Annual Chocolate Day at the Morris-Jumel Mansion: February 16th, 2013

5th Annual Chocolate Day:

Cacao Through the Ages

 Saturday, February 16th 3pm-5pm

People have always loved chocolate, but its role has changed over time.

Historian Carol Ward, will discuss how manufacturers marketed chocolate beginning in the eighteenth century and how these print advertisements impacted chocolate production across Europe. Learn how ads were considered collectible artwork in the nineteenth century, and how contemporary companies select their brand styles for the highest consumer impact.

Guests will also take part in a blind taste test of various chocolate to learn the differences in production techniques.

Morris Jumel Mansion - Chocolate

Tickets are $25 per person & $20 for members.
Advance registration is required. Call 212 923 8008

Morris-Jumel Mansion is Manhattan’s oldest house. Built in 1765 by British officer Roger Morris, the house was later inhabited by George Washington during the Battle of Harlem Heights in 1776 and the Jumel family from 1810 to 1865. The house, now a museum, is open to the public Wednesday through Sunday 10 am to 4 pm. The museum is located between 160th and 162nd Streets just east of St. Nicholas Avenue and can be easily reached via the C train to 163rd Street, the A train to 168th Street, or the M2, M3, M101 or M18 bus to 160th Street. Visit our web site at www.morrisjumel.org . The Morris-Jumel Mansion is part of the Historic House Trust of NYC and The Department of Parks and Recreation.

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