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February 17, 2019
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Pottsgrove Manor
100 West King St
Pottstown, PA 19464
Suggested $2.00 donation
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Lecture: Coffee in the Kitchen, Tea in the Parlor, Chocolate in the Dining Room

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Discover the role of coffee, tea, and hot chocolate in the 18th century with Clarissa Dillon, PhD, at this lecture at Pottsgrove Manor on Sunday, February 17th, at 1:00pm. Tea, coffee, and chocolate all began as luxury drinks when they were introduced to Europeans in the 16th and 17th centuries. During the colonial era, all three beverages remained an expensive indulgence and as their popularity grew, so did social customs around drinking these refreshments. Historian Clarissa Dillon will explore the “who, what, where, and when” involved with sipping these hot beverages during the 18th century. Uncover the social importance of having tea and the manners needed when drinking tea. Learn why setting out a chocolate pot would have highly impressed guests and why a visit to a coffeehouse would be fashionable.