Rum: Sailors, Pirates, and Prohibition
New Exhibit Opens November 4 at Maritime Museum of San Diego
Exhibits, Artifacts & 3D Displays Follow Rum’s History & San Diego Connection
are thrilled to present the story of rum, the part it played in the rich
history of sea-going men and its little-known connection to San Diego,”
said Dr. Raymond Ashley, Ph.D., K.C.I., President/CEO of the Maritime Museum
of San Diego. “The exhibit covers more than 400 years, ranging from the
early distilling process, rum’s role in American politics, including slavery,
piracy, and prohibition. It’s an engaging and educational experience that
rum, maritime and history buffs will enjoy.”
Opening weekend celebrations include an optional Rum Pour for adults 21 and over, Saturday and Sunday, November 4 and 5, 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. aboard the 1898 Steam Ferryboat Berkeley overlooking San Diego Bay. Festivities include rum tasting, live music featuring John Kraus & The Goers performing a collection of original songs and several of the finest songs of the seas from the past two centuries, and some from contemporaries and decades not long past. Guests will also receive a commemorative cup with purchase of specialty historic rum drinks served on the upper deck of the Berkeley. The exhibit is included with general admission to the Museum, which is required to participate in the Rum Pour.
Rum: Sailors, Pirates and Prohibition exhibit and Rum Pour sponsors include Black Bart Navy Rum, Malahat Spirits Co., Mount Gay Rum, and Seven Caves Spirits.
For more information and tickets call 619-234-9153 or visit www.SDMaritime.org.
the Maritime Museum of San Diego