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Anthropology of Chocolate

Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013

illustration for USU Museum of Anthropology chocolate event
(illustration from Museum of Anthropology website)

What’s behind the love of chocolate?


That, and more, can be learned at the next Saturdays at the Museum offering at Utah State University’s Museum of Anthropology.


Activities for the “Anthropology of Chocolate” are offered Saturday, Feb. 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the museum.


Event organizers invite guests to explore the world of chocolate. Information on the origins, use and cultural significance of chocolate will be available throughout the day, and visitors can participate in several chocolate-themed activities.


“The ways in which people enjoy chocolate have varied greatly throughout history and across cultures,” said Prairie Cheyenne Fox, a museum assistant. “We plan to look at some of the reasons why chocolate is so popular today and explain how it has changed since it was invented.”


In addition to the Saturdays at the Museum activity series with its 10 a.m.-4 p.m. hours, community members and USU students alike can visit the museum during its standard operating hours, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.


Funding for Saturday events is provided by a grant from the United States Institute of Museum and Library Services. More information about the IMLS is available online.


The USU Museum of Anthropology is on the USU campus in the south turret of the historic Old Main building, Room 252. Admission is free. For Saturday activities, free parking is available in the adjacent lot, south of the building.


For more information about museum events, call museum staff at (435) 797-7545 or visit the museum website.


The Museum of Anthropology is part of the Anthropology Program at USU in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.


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Source: Museum of Anthropology

Contact: USU Museum of Anthropology, (435) 797-7545, anthro.museum@usu.edu

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