Where: Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara
When: Sunday, August 11, 2019, 4:00-6:00 pm • The museum will stay open until 6pm.
Fundraiser featuring rum tastings, appetizers, and Captain Greg’s Grog andDiver Don’s Daiquiri.
Cost: $40 (SBMM Members) ⬧ $50 (Non-members)
Tickets are Available at the Door
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. Enjoy the steel drums by Ross Harper while sampling delicious bites from Chuck’s Waterfront Grill, Spices N’ Rice, Bluewater Grill, and donuts by Hook & Press. There will also be rum flavored ice cream and specialty cocktails, Captain Greg’s Grog and Diver Don’s Daiquiri.
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!