Chocolate and Soul Food, from Colonial Virginia to Contemporary Kitchens

  • Sat, Nov 13, 2021 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Eastern Standard Time

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Join us for a short lecture, a cooking demonstration, and a discussion led by Stratford Hall's Director of Collections & Visitor Engagement, Dr. Kelley Fanto Deetz, joined by YouTube star Cheyney McKnight of Not Your Momma's History , historian/interpreter Nicole Moore, and commentary from celebrity chef Tanya Holland. This program will demonstrate historical chocolate recipes and discuss how chocolate made its way into historical and contemporary African American cuisine. Funded by Forrest E. Mars, Jr. Chocolate History Research Grant, Mars Wrigley.

This program will be offered virtually. 


Registration is required. We invite you to pay as you wish when you register. Contributions to support Stratford Hall can also be made year-round either online or by mail to the following address: Development, Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Road, Stratford, VA 22558.

After registering for the webinar, attendees will receive an automated confirmation email with connection instructions. .The program will take place via Zoom, which is available for free download here:

Date & Time

Sat, Nov 13, 2021 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Stratford Hall
A National Historic Landmark, Stratford Hall is home to the Lees of Virginia and is located in the Northern Neck of Virginia. Nestled along the Potomac River, Stratford Hall’s nearly 2,000 acres comes to life through the presentation and preservation of the 18th-century Great House, vibrant gardens, natural trails revealing breathtaking river views, and the stories of all who lived here.