|02/09/2018 - 7:00 pm|
|Community Room of the Canterbury, CT Town Hall|
|1 Municipal Drive - Canterbury, CT 06331|
There will be a brief business session at 7:00 pm, followed by the program & refreshments. Free and open to the public. Bring a friend.
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, we welcome popular local historian Bev York for a presentation on the history of chocolate. Going back thousands of years in Mexico and South America, chocolate wasn’t served sweeten, but rather consumed as a hot and spicy concoction reserved for the upper echelons of society. Start there and trace with us chocolate’s spread and universal, worldwide appeal up to the present.
Bev York presents programs on topics of local, Connecticut, and American history. Her lecture style includes interactive and visual approaches using artifacts and primary source materials to enhance the educational and entertaining experience. York serves as the part-time educator at the Windham Textile & History Museum, or “The Mill Museum” in Willimantic. For sixteen years she has been an adjunct history instructor at Quinebaug Valley Community College. She also served as the director of the Windham Textile & History Museum and the site administrator at the Nathan Hale Homestead in Coventry. She received a BS in Art Education from Central Connecticut State University and an MS in History Education from Eastern Connecticut State University.
But even if you aren’t a member, our monthly history-themed programs are free and the public is warmly invited. The business session starts at 7:00. If you want to skip it and come just for the program, arrive about 7:30.
The Canterbury Historical Society’s regular monthly meetings are on the second Friday evening of the month unless otherwise noted. We don’t meet in July and August, when we take a summer break, although we often hold special events over the summer.
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