In celebration of SBMM’s Rum Running, Sailors & Prohibition exhibit, the Maritime Museum is excited to announce a special “Rum-Raiser” on Sunday, August 11, 2019.
Rum-Raiser will feature rum drinks and tastings by Real McCoy Rum, Black Bart Navy Rum, and Goleta Red Distilling Company on SBMM’s scenic harbor-front patio. Food tastings will feature Chuck’s Waterfront Grill, Spices N Rice and more. Beer and wine will also be available.
Rum Running, Sailors & Prohibition, which runs through October 20, 2019, tells the story of rum, the part it played in the rich history of sea-going men and its connection to Santa Barbara. Covering more than 400 years, the exhibit illustrates the New World’s first distilled spirit, from its origins on 17th century Caribbean sugar cane plantations to the role of slavery, including:
• The stories of British and American sailors;
• Prohibition bootlegging / rum running- the organized smuggling of imported whiskey, rum and other liquor by sea and over land in the United States
• Speakeasies, highlighting the story of pioneer rum runner “Bill McCoy” and Real McCoy Rum.
• Santa Barbara’s own prohibition history, including the arrest of Dr. Sansum!
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