11:00am Danielle Bernier
“Revolutionary Commodities: The Role of Chocolate in Late 18th Century America”
“Hot chocolate,” as we would refer to the beverage today, played an important role in America during the revolutionary war era. Though primarily dismissed in modern history books, the fashionable beverage served as a popular commodity, a source of nutrition, and a rationed item for soldiers in the war. There are even traces of revolutionary-period chocolate in Exeter’s history! Come learn about our founding fathers’ views on this early asset, as well as the different techniques and ingredients that made it an American favorite of the time!
11:30am Thomas Pelchat
“New Hampshire’s Military Triumvirate: From Proud Britons to Independent Americans”
A short film about Enoch Poor, John Sullivan, and John Stark and how they went from being loyal soldiers of the British crown, to being new Hampshire’s leading military leaders during the revolution.