Chocolate: taste and learn

The Chadds Ford Historical Society’s Tavern Talks will kick off its third season on Thursday, February 15th from 7 to 9 p.m. with “Chocolate and Courtship.” If you are looking to bring dating back to the basics – the 300-year-old basics – then you will not want to miss out!

Guests will have the opportunity to watch chocolate-making demonstrations by Mars’ American Heritage® Chocolate’s very own Chocolate Historian David Borghesani, receive courtship advice from General George Washington (portrayed by Carl Closs), and learn about dating in the Colonial period from historical novel writer Susan Holloway Scott, delight in historical chocolate pairings, and more!

Tavern Talks is a monthly experience - not a lecture - aimed exclusively for adults 21 and older that focuses on unexplored aspects of early American history and culture. Guests will experience history with hands-on activities, food and drink tastings, demonstrations, and more. Tavern Talks take place at the Chadds Ford Historical Society’s Barns Brinton House, an historic 1714 tavern, located next to the Chaddsford Winery at 630 Baltimore Pike. Admission is $20 for non-members and $15 for members. Tickets must be purchased in advance over the phone, in person or online as space is limited. All attendees must be 21 and older.

Be sure to mark your calendars for other Tavern Talks we will be doing throughout the year, including:

March 15 – Mind Your Pints & Quarts

April 12 – Law & Order

May 17 – To Market, To Market

June 21 – Enlightened!

September 13 – Liberty or Death

October 11 – Fermented & Tormented

November 8 – Sugar & Spice

The American Heritage® Chocolate brand was developed in 2006 by Mars to help educate consumers about the history of our multi-cultural nation through the engaging story of one of our most beloved foods…chocolate!  With a flavor profile drawn directly from the archives of chocolate’s historic past, American Heritage® Chocolate provides an inspiring, versatile way to make, bake, test, explore, play, share and show love. With American Heritage® Chocolate, individuals have a culinary partner for making new stories of their own - from creating to entertaining to educating. Made with all-natural ingredients and no preservatives, American Heritage® Chocolate currently comes in four unique formats: chocolate sticks, chocolate bites, chocolate baking/grating blocks, and finely grated chocolate drink mix. 2018 will see the introduction of new product formats. More information about chocolate history is available at

Purchase a year subscription to Tavern Talks and save! A year’s worth of Tavern Talks is $110 for CFHS members and $150 for non-members. Individual tickets and annual subscriptions can be purchased directly at

For more info on the CFHS or to purchase tickets, call (610) 388-7376, email us at or visit


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