Friday, December 8, 11:30 am – The History of Cacao

Just in time for the Holidays, Master Chocolatier Raymond Hebert presents a History of Cacao from Pre-Columbian Central America to the Palaces of Western Europe. From aphrodisiac, to health food, to confection and back to health food, Cacao has come full circle. In addition, Ray will discuss new archaeological discoveries in North America that show the presence of Cacao in ancient Native American sites in the West that are re-writing the history of the movement of Cacao from Meso-America to other areas on the planet, where it cannot possibly grow on its own. The new evidence being offered suggest that 1000 years ago trade in cacao moved over a 1200 mile range to the North. This Cape Cod Museum of Natural History Lunch and Learn will take place Friday, December 8 at 11:30 am at the Museum, 869 Main Street, Route 6A, in Brewster.

Admission: CCMNH Non-Member $25 / Member $15 / Includes Program, Box Lunch & Museum . Advance Tickets Recommended: 508-896-3867, ext. 133. Sandwich choices include Roast Beef, Turkey Club or Tomato Basil.