Unfortunately, this winter just won’t quit! Due to the snow and freezing rain, we have postponed tonight’s lecture, A History of Chocolate: Where It Comes From and How It Was Used in Early New England, presented by Dr. Timothy Walker. It will now take place on Tuesday, February 18th at 7 pm. All other details will […]
By Mark Hurwitz People first enjoyed chocolate as a bitter drink in the jungles of South and Central America. Chocolate was originally used as a ceremonial drink for three native civilizations: the Mayas, the Toltecs, and the Aztecs. They believed the cacao bean had magical, or even divine, properties. The Aztecs also believed that chocolate […]
We are only a few weeks away from this year’s gala on February 27th. Join us for a night of fun and reminiscing as we look back on the history of the Old North Church.
Colonial Tastes: Art, Architecture, & Chocolate at Old North Thursday, February 20, 6 pm $10 for general public / $5 for Boston Preservation Alliance members Register here Stimulate your senses and take a break from the winter blues! Join the Boston Preservation Alliance for a special tour of Old North Church, focusing on the art objects […]
By Mark Hurwitz One of the least known facts about the Old North Church is that in the year 1736 Minister Charles Wesley, the co-founder of Methodism, visited Boston and preached here. His presence in the American Colonies started a year earlier. Wesley left England in October 1735 for the Georgia colony after being appointed […]