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Scholar's Lecture featuring Rick Atkinson
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The Mather Homestead Foundation is excited to welcome bestselling author and pulitzer prize winner in both history and journalism, Rick Atkinson to the HomesteadLawrence Rush "Rick" Atkinson IV will discuss his latest book:  The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777, the first volume in the Revolution Trilogy. Other bestselling books include An Army at Dawn (winner of the Pulitzer Prize for history), The Day of Battle, The Long Gray Line, In the Company of Soldiers, and Crusade. His many other awards include the George Polk award, and the Pritzker Military Library Literature Award.  

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Scholar's Lecture:  The National Parks, America's Best Idea

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Dayton Duncan is an Emmy award-winning writer and documentary film maker, best known for his stunning series The National Parks, America’s Best Idea. An artistic visionary who brings history to life through his books and film, he has been the creative partner of director, Ken Burns for over twenty years.
Duncan has been a consultant or writer/producer for the two most watched programs in PBS’s history, the documentary series The Civil War and Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery. Overall his impressive portfolio of films and books captures the heart and spirit of U.S. history and culture.  more
Lecture will take place in the NEW Elizabeth W. Chilton Education Center.  

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Chocolate through Time

Thursday, April 8

7 pm, Virtual

Chocolate + prosecco + flowers = a great night!


Learn about the history of chocolate from its ancient beginnings in Meso-America through the centuries to the modern day.  An interactive presentation will focus on how chocolate has changed through time both in terms of its cultural value and how mechanization has altered its production process over time. A timeline of how chocolate evolved as an ingredient in recipes will also be explored.  The presentation includes a chance to taste an assortment of historic chocolate recipes!   

$75 includes chocolate tasting box + prosecco + flower arrangement = treat yourself!

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