Upcoming Talks and Tours At Homewood
  • Feb 11
    Chocolate Through the Centuries (first seating)
    February 11, 2018  |  12:00 PM1:30 PM
    Location: Homewood Museum Price: $30 general; $20 members, and JHU faculty, staff, and students. Purchase Tickets

    Limited to 40 participants. Advance, pre-paid registration is required through Eventbrite or by calling 410.516.5589. Member and JHU registration opens December 15, 2017. Not a Member? Join Today! General admission registration opens January 15, 2018.

    Enjoying chocolate is also an expedition into history. Culinary historian Joyce White will explore the rich cultural history of chocolate from its ancient beginnings in Mesoamerica to the present day, with particular emphasis on how it was enjoyed by America’s founding fathers and mothers. Thomas Jefferson was a chocolate fan, as were John and Abigail Adams and George and Martha Washington. Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton suggested a 5-cent tariff on chocolate imports seeing how popular the tasty luxury was among Americans.

    Participants will enjoy hot chocolate during the talk, receive take-home samples of five historical chocolate recipes, and have the opportunity to tour Homewood Museum and see its special exhibition Alexander Hamilton: The Man Who Made Modern America.

  • Feb 11
    Chocolate Through the Centuries (second seating)
    February 11, 2018  |  2:00 PM3:30 PM
    Joyce White, culinary historian
    Location: Homewood Museum Price: $30 public; $20 members, and JHU faculty, staff, and students. Purchase Tickets

    Limited to 40 participants. Advance, pre-paid registration is required through Eventbrite or by calling 410.516.5589. Member and JHU tickets on sale December 15. Not a Member? Join Today! General admission tickets on sale January 15.

    Enjoying chocolate is also an expedition into history. Culinary historian Joyce White will explore the rich cultural history of chocolate from its ancient beginnings in Mesoamerica to the present day, with particular emphasis on how it was enjoyed by America’s founding fathers and mothers. Thomas Jefferson was a chocolate fan, as were John and Abigail Adams and George and Martha Washington. Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton suggested a 5-cent tariff on chocolate imports seeing how popular the tasty luxury was among Americans.

    Participants will enjoy hot chocolate during the talk, receive take-home samples of five historical chocolate recipes, and have the opportunity to tour Homewood Museum and see its special exhibition Alexander Hamilton: The Man Who Made Modern America.

    The presentation will include take-home boxed samples of five historic chocolate preparations:

    • a 17th-century Aztec-style chocolate drink
    • an 18th-century style tart
    • a 19th-century Bangor brownie
    • a 20th-century style milk chocolate truffle
    • a 21st-century chocolate candy
  • Mar 15
    The Many Faces of Harriet Chew Carroll
    March 15, 2018  |  6:00 PM8:00 PM

    6pm reception; 7pm lecture

    Location: Homewood Museum Price: $15 public; $10 members; free for students and Hopkins faculty and staff. Purchase Tickets

    Seating is limited and advance registration is strongly encourged. Walk-in seating will be based on availablity. To register, visit Eventbrite online or call 410.516.5589.

    When Harriet Chew of Philadelphia married Charles Carroll Jr. in 1800, her future could not have looked brighter. Charles, the only son and intended heir of Charles Carroll of Carrollton, one of the wealthiest men in Maryland, was handsome, urbane, educated, and madly in love with Harriet. But only a decade later, Harriet’s world began to fall apart, and in 1816 she and Charles permanently separated. In this illustrated lecture presented in honor of Women's History Month, historian Mary C. Jeske will explore the many facets of Harriet’s life: her marriage and life as a young bride, her struggle to cope as her husband descended into alcoholism, and her success in adapting to her new situation after she returned to her native Philadelphia. Despite her personal tragedies, financial dependence on the goodwill of her father-in-law, and the legal constraints on women that limited her options, Harriet managed to create a remarkably independent, fulfilling, and happy life for herself, a testament to her inner strength and resilience. Dr. Jeske is an editor at the Charles Carroll of Carrollton Family Papers.

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