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National Archives Chocolate Tasting Experience
  • Date: Friday, February 14, 2020
  • Time: 6:00 pm
  • Location: Archivist's Reception Room

Friday, February 14, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.
Archivist’s Reception Room | 700 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

Chocolate has played an important role in the American story for more than 3,500 years. When the sweet indulgence swept the colonies in the 18th century, it became a coffee house staple shared over conversations about politics and the day’s news by everyone from blacksmiths and cobblers to the founding fathers themselves. Shortly after its mainstream American debut, we would become an independent nation of chocolate lovers. And as we like to say, the rest is history!

On February 14th, join the National Archives Foundation and AMERICAN HERITAGE® Chocolate to taste historic chocolate and unwrap its timeless history with a special presentation from chocolate historian, David Borghesani.

  • 6:00-6:30 p.m. Bar opens for welcome refreshments and facsimile viewing featuring Presidential love letters, like this one from Lyndon B. Johnson to Lady Bird
  • 6:30-7:30 p.m. Chocolate tasting experience and special presentation
  • 7:30-8:00 p.m. Bar reopens for post-event refreshments

Are you a member of the National Archives Foundation? You’re in luck! Members receive a special discounted rate. Become a member today to unwrap this sweet treat and much more!

This event is presented by the National Archives Foundation through the generous support of AMERICAN HERITAGE® Chocolate

Want to receive special discounted rates to events like this in the future? Learn more about membership and join the Foundation today! Members of the National Archives Foundation help fund cutting-edge exhibits, interactive educational activities, and high-profile public programs.