Growing, manufacturing, and selling sugar transformed life on all the coasts of the Atlantic Ocean starting in the 16th century. Explore the history and power of sweets at "Trails of Sugar," a discussion and tasting at The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1300 Locust St., Philadelphia on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wendy Woloson of the Early American Economy and Society Program at The Library Company of Philadelphia and Roderick McDonald, professor of history at Rider University in New Jersey, will speak about how the lure of sugar moved populations, altered cultures, and created both wealth and misery over the centuries. Explore (and taste) a variety of sweets produced throughout the Atlantic world. Vendors including Jubilee Chocolates, Bitarís, and Honeyacres Farms will be on hand with tasty samples and items you can buy to give to your Valentine. Free and open to the public. Reservations can be made by calling 215-732-6200 ext. 412 or e-mailing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founded in 1824 in Philadelphia, The Historical Society of Pennsylvania is one of the oldest historical societies in the United States and holds historical materials of national importance. It is one of the largest family history libraries in the nation, has excellent printed collections on local and regional history, and offers a manuscript collection renowned for its 17th-, 18th-, and 19th-century holdings. These collections are used not only by historians and genealogists, but also by set and costume designers, journalists, script and fiction writers, actors and re-enactors, as well as researchers of historical dance, recipes, music, gardens, and many others.
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