Orma J. Smith Museum to host ‘All about Chocolate’ event

The Caldwell community is in for a delicious night of education when the Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History hosts “All about Chocolate” at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12, in room 103 of Boone Science Hall on The College of Idaho Campus. Participants will learn about and sample more than a dozen varieties of chocolate with Dr. Patrick Fields, a visiting botanist and chocolate expert. Admission is $15 per person, with all proceeds going to the museum.

“This is going to be a fun yet educational evening,” said museum director Bill Clark. “It’s also a great chance to introduce the public to the museum, which will be open before and after the event. We encourage folks to come and see what a great collection we have right here in Caldwell.”

Dr. Fields’ presentation will explore what chocolate is, where we get it and some of the history, myths, legends and health benefits of the “food of the Gods.” Guests will then sample a wide variety of chocolates to see which they like best. Participants also will be eligible for door prizes and may buy raffle tickets and bid on a variety of silent auction items.

Free parking for “All about Chocolate” is available behind Jewett Auditorium at C of I. For more information or to reserve your spot at the event, call the museum at (208) 459-5507 or email Clark at [email protected].

Founded in 1891, The College of Idaho is the state’s oldest private liberal arts college. It has a century-old tradition of educating some of the most accomplished graduates in Idaho, including six Rhodes Scholars, three Marshall Scholars, and another ten Truman and Goldwater Scholars. The College is located on a beautiful campus in Caldwell, Idaho. Its distinctive PEAK curriculum challenges students to attain competencies in the four knowledge peaks of the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences and a professional field, enabling them to graduate with an academic major and three minors in four years. For more information on The College of Idaho, visit