Chocolatier at Lang’s Chocolates to speak at Taber Coffee Hour

The Thomas T. Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Society has announced the topic of its fourth Coffee Hour for the 2013 season. William Lang, head chocolatier at Lang’s Chocolates, will be talking about the history of chocolate, its health benefits and manufacturing techniques. Free samples will be given to the participants.

The talk will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Community Room of the Taber Museum. The talk is free and open to the public. A $1 donation is requested to help defray the cost of accompanying refreshments.

William Lang is the proprietor of Lang’s Chocolates, 350 Pine St. The shop was opened in 2006, having grown out of a hobby. The store also produces dessert cups and other specialty items for events including graduations and weddings.

The lecture is part of a series of lectures to be held throughout 2013, which will focus on eating and drinking. Future activities will include a lecture on the artwork of Severin Roesen, a picnic on the back lawn with a strolling barbershop quartet on June 16, and several interactive programs.

The lecture series combines the LCHS Coffee Hours (10 a.m. the second Thursday of March through June and September through December) and its Society Programs (2 p.m. the third Sunday of May through October). The programs are free and open to the public. The lecture series is supported in part by a grant from the Woodcock Foundation for the Appreciation of the Arts.

The museum is located at 858 W. Fourth St. Parking may be found to the rear of the building and on the street. For more information about the programming at the Taber Museum, call at 326-3326 or visit