Get Involved for Civic Season!

We are excited to partner with Made by Us to sponsor the inaugural Civic Season! We have created an easy resource center with several civic-minded activities to choose from. Learn about the history of chocolate and find an activity for you (or your students if you’re a teacher).

Start scrolling to see all the resources!

Can you imagine a day without chocolate?

Neither can we! Check out this fun series from our favorite Chocolate Historian, David Borghesani. Guaranteed to teach you a few things you didn’t know about chocolate or it’s contribution to our nation’s history.

A Day without Chocolate Series

Featuring our Chocolate Historian

David Borgesani drinking hot cocoa

Season 1

Imagine if we never discovered chocolate. What would the world look like? How would we cope without chocolate in our life? Find out with Chocolate Historian, Dave Borghesani in "A Day Without Chocolate".

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Professor B posing with statue of Abraham Lincoln

Season 2

In Part 2 of our "A Day Without Chocolate" series, Dave, our Chocolate Historian, will leave the classroom and venture out into the world around us, unearthing stories that reveal personal histories with chocolate—from famous pastry chefs to museum curators.

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Professor B posing with George Washington interpreter

Season 3

In Part 3 of our “A Day Without Chocolate” series, our Chocolate Historian, Dave heads to historic Mount Vernon to speak with a very important figure from our nation’s past – George Washington himself! Meet the very first First Family and learn more about their love of chocolate and colonial times.

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Chocolate in George Washington's America

Watch this video from our friends at Mount Vernon and learn about the history of chocolate.

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Kelly, Dave and Adrian on zoom.

Multi-Cultural Food Stories

The team at AMERICAN HERITAGE® Chocolate is dedicated to sharing not just the history of chocolate, but of other cuisines that connect us and help tell the stories of triumph and trial of the American journey. In celebration of Black History Month this year, we partnered with James Beard Award winning author, Adrian Miller (aka the Soul Food Scholar) to share the history of soul food and these delicious recipes.

Watch the Adrian Miller Event

Adrian Miller's Favorite Recipes

bowl of black eyed peas with ham hock on a checkered tablecloth

Black-Eyed Peas

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sliced cornbread on a white plate and checkered napkin

Minnie Utsey's "Never Fail" Cornbread

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Hibiscus Aid

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Classic Macaroni and Cheese

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Downloadable Resource and Interactive Activities

We’ve consolidated several downloadable activities that provide glimpses into our nation’s past.

Painting of George Washington

Curious about George Washington?

Learn about the life of our first president by exploring this timeline of his life.

View the Timeline
Painting of Thomas Jefferson

How much do you know about Thomas Jefferson?

Take Thomas Jefferson quizzes to test your knowledge.

View all Monticello Quizzes
Virginia Historical Museum

The History of Virginia

Explore the history of Virginia and its place in American History by watching any of the educational videos linked below.

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Antique lantern

"99% Sure" Historic Video Series: Episode 1

Who REALLY held the lanterns in the steeple on the night of Paul Revere's Ride?

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National Geographic Educational Guide

National Geographic Educator's Guide

In a partnership with National Geographic Kids, AMERICAN HERITAGE Chocolate is excited to share this very special guide that teaches children all about the history of chocolate!

Download the Guide
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The Story of Chocolate

Download this quick read to learn the story of chocolate brought to you by our Chocolate Historian.

Read The Story of Chocolate
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Wonderful World of Chocolate Worksheet

Go back in time with one of the world's favorite foods!! Have fun learning about chocolate in this world of chocolate worksheet.

Download the Worksheet
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Equal Suffrage League Membership Card

Learn about the women’s suffrage movement in Virginia and make your own Equal Suffrage League Membership Card!

Create Your Membership Card
Chef doing foodways demonstration

African American Foodways Cooking Demonstration

On August 25, 2020 Stratford Hall’s 1738 kitchen became center stage with historical interpreter and chef, Dontavius Williams. Cooking traditional early African American dishes, Williams shared stories of plantation kitchen labor and the influence of 18th-century meals on American cuisine and culture.

Watch the Cooking Demonstration

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