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Stimulating Beverages: Three Centuries of Coffee, Tea, and Chocolate in America

November 17, 2018


Come to Hanna’s Town to learn about the social and economic history of these tasty and invigorating beverages in early America. These “stimulating beverages” like coffee, tea, and hot chocolate were considered conducive to clear thinking while beer, wine, and liquor “muddled” the brain. Originally exotic and prohibitively expensive for everyone but the elite, these hot drinks were enjoyed by the broad spectrum of society in the 18th century. In America, the popularity of coffee and chocolate increased during the Revolutionary War when many boycotted English products like tea.

Today, Americans still love their tea, coffee, and chocolate beverages. Guests attending this special program will sample hot beverages and enjoy a hearty variety of finger foods and desserts that are paired to bring out the unique flavors of each.

Seatings at 11:30 a.m. & 2 p.m. Space is limited, so book soon! Museum Shop open 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Advanced registration required. please call the number provided to reserve your seat. 

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