Three Centuries of Stimulating Beverages in America - Coffee, Tea, & Chocolate in America
- Nov 12, 2016
Nov 19th - All Day
At Historic Hanna's Town
Hot, ‘stimulating’ beverages like tea, coffee, and chocolate were first introduced to Europeans in the early 1600s. At first, these drinks were exotic and prohibitively expensive for everyone but the elite. It was primarily the aristocracy who could afford the ingredients, refined sugar, special equipment, as well as the leisure time needed to enjoy these beverages. However, by the 18th century, these hot drinks were enjoyed by the broad spectrum of society. In America, the popularity of coffee and chocolate increased during the Revolutionary War when many boycotted English products like tea.
Seatings at 11:30 AM and 1:30 PM
Reservations are required and should be made by calling 724-532-1935 x215.
Cost: $25 each; members of the Westmoreland County Historical Society receive a $5 discount.
MUSEUM SHOP OPEN 11-4.