Learn about the role chocolate played during the Spanish colonial period at the “Chocolate at the Mission” Tasting at Tumacácori National Historical Park on Saturday, January 20, 2018, from 12:00 to 2:00 pm. Even better, you can sample this favored beverage of the mission priests and practice whipping hot chocolate with a traditional molinillo. Take some time and tour the mission grounds while sipping a cup of traditional Mexican hot chocolate. Admission to the park is $5.00 per adult, free for federal pass holders and children under age 16. For more information, call the visitor center at (520) 377-5060, or visit the park website at nps.gov/tuma.

Photo by Alex La Pierre