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The Lure and Lore of Liquor: Tavern Beverages of the American Revolution at the Wallace House and Old Dutch Parsonage
Sunday, October 10, 2021 at 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
“The Lure and Lore of Liquor: Tavern Beverages of the American Revolution”
Sunday, October 10th
12:00 – 4:00 pm
“Sign of the Red Lion” Interpretive Center
Wallace House & Old Dutch Parsonage
71 Somerset Street, Somerville, NJ
Ever wonder about the types of beverages available to the 18th Century tavern tippler?
Which drink did Ben Franklin consider “The Proof of God’s Love”?
Historian and mixologist David Emerson will answer these questions and more as he takes us on a lively exploration of Colonial drinking customs along with a bit of their social and political context. Discover how beverages were made, and our forefathers’ alternative to the modern Mohito and Martini.
The same talk will be repeated multiple times during the day as part of Somerset County’s Weekend Journey Through the Past.
Made possible with funds from the Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission, a partner of the New Jersey Historical Commission and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.