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What Did Alexander Hamilton Drink?Chocolate in the American Colonial Period

  • Location: Newport Historical Society Resource Center
  • 82 Touro Street
  • Newport, RI 02840
  • Phone (401) 841-8770
  • Dates: May 4, 2017
  • Time: 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
  • Price: $5 per person, $1 for NHS members, active and retired military with ID
Overview

The next time you pick up a piece of chocolate, consider that you are partaking in an expedition into American history. Alexander Hamilton’s rival, Thomas Jefferson, was a chocolate fan. John and Abigail Adams also loved their chocolate. Hamilton’s boss, President George Washington, along with his wife, Martha, was well acquainted with chocolate. But what about Hamilton’s role in the chocolate economy or, more locally, the role of Newporter’s?