ONLINE: Where Chocolate Began with Dr. Lee Theisen

AN EXCLUSIVE PRE-RECORDED PRESENTATION IN CELEBRATION OF LATINO HERITAGE MONTH! 

Presented by Dr. Lee Theisen, professor at UCLA

The story of chocolate, like all great stories, is fraught with narratives both mythical and factual. In this introduction to cacao and chocolate we will explore both, learning first where it was first cultivated and how it spread through Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean and South America. Next, we’ll follow the development of chocolate as sensual desire, money, medicine, and ritual, food, drink, and the lifeblood of many from 5000 BCE to the present. Participants will be provided with a list of craft chocolate makers between The Tropic of Cancer and The Tropic of Capricorn. Taste buds beware!

Location: ONLINE

Ticketed Event: Member $5 | General $10 | Ticketholders will receive a private link to view the online presentation at 12:30 PM on the day of the program. If you do not receive the link at 12:30 PM, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. immediately. If you purchase a ticket after 12:30 PM on October 11, the link will be included in your email confirmation from ACME Technologies. 

PURCHASE TICKETS

TICKETS: Online. Questions? E-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 714.567.3677. Proceeds benefit Bowers Museum Education Programs. Tickets are non-refundable.

Event details

October 11, 2020 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm