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History Cafe: Chocolate in Seattle

Learn about what’s behind the wrapper of your favorite chocolate bar!

Dr. Kristy Leissle will be speaking on the history of chocolate as an industry and the developments in the market today.

Kristy Leissle, Ph.D. is a professor at University of Washington and she is popularly known as the "Doc of Choc". She is also the former Education Director of the Northwest Chocolate Festival in Seattle, an event that raises awareness about trade issues in global products and provides opportunities to taste, learn and celebrate chocolate from craft and specialty producers.

Come early and explore Chocolate: The Exhibition, developed by The Field Museum in Chicago.

About History Cafe
Join us on the 3rd Thursday of the month at the MOHAI Cafe at the Museum of History & Industry's new location in Lake Union Park for lively a discussion about history. Each cafe features a different topic, and invites history enthusiasts to come together and share what you know. Grab a cup of coffee - or glass of wine - and enjoy learning about the past!

Please note: History Cafe is a free program, but if you wish to visit the MOHAI galleries, you must pay museum admission (galleries close at 8 pm).

This event series is brought to you by MOHAI, The Seattle Public Library, and HistoryLink.org.

RSVPs: Seating at History Cafe is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Your RSVP gives us an idea of how many people are coming, but does not guarantee you a seat, so we encourage you to arrive at least 15 minutes early. If an event is full on Meetup, you may still come.
Parking: After 6 pm, numerous lots near Lake Union Park offer free parking. Look for parking lots off Fairview Ave, Westlake Ave, or Valley Street, or take the South Lake Union Streetcar from downtown Seattle.

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  • Lani U.

    Organizer, please make yourself known. Last event I could not find the group and it was a bit lonesome. would like to meet up with others. Thank you. Are we doing something before or after?

    July 16, 2014

    • Meris M.

      Hi Lani. I am sorry you didn't find us last month. History Cafe is always held at MOHAI (860 Terry Ave N), in the Lakefront Pavilion/Compass Cafe. These rooms are on the north side of the building. History Cafe attendees can enter through the cafe entrance or the main museum entrance and the front desk staff will point you toward the program. I will confess that History Cafe is a bit different than typical meet-ups, in that it is a scheduled lecture or panel discussion. We always encourage History Buffs to come early to the cafe, get some food and drink and chat with each other before the program. We are planning on changing the start time, to allow people to chat more after the official program ends. I Hope to see you tonight!

      July 17, 2014

  • Stephanie J.

    Ooooh, sadly unable to come now. I'll stay tuned for another opportunity in the near future. Looking forward to meeting everyone.

    July 16, 2014

  • Nan H.

    So sorry to miss this one, but I'll post it on Facebook and perhaps my friends will be able to make it.

    July 16, 2014

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