Join Sandy Spring Museum for our NEW monthly History Happy Hour Series! Come explore new ways to learn about local history and community through exciting and interactive programs and presentations! Network and mingle with other like-minded history and museum buffs, enjoy selections of local beer and wine from Baying-Hound Aleworks and the Winery at Olney and enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres! For less than what you pay at a traditional happy hour, come meet new people and learn something at the same time!
Tickets here: https://sandyspringmuseum.salsalabs.org/prohibition/index.html
No bootleg in this program! Sample a flight of 3 Prohibition style cocktails while author Garrett Peck takes you back to this iconic time in American history.
In 1929, it was estimated that every week bootleggers brought twenty-two thousand gallons of whiskey, moonshine and other spirits into Washington, D.C.’s three thousand speakeasies. The bathtub gin, swilling capital dwellers made the most of Prohibition. Author Garrett Peck crafts a rollicking history brimming with stories of vice, topped off with vintage cocktail recipes and garnished with a virtual walking tour of former speakeasies. Join Peck as he explores an underground city ruled not by organized crime but by amateur bootleggers, where publicly teetotaling congressmen could get a stiff drink behind House office doors and the African American community of U Street was humming with a new sound called jazz.
This History Happy Hour is sponsored by Twin Valley Distillery and Therrien Waddell Construction Group.