RUM RUNNER NIGHT COMES TO MARITIME MUSEUM OF SAN DIEGO JULY 12
Exhibits, Artifacts & 3D Displays Follow Rum’s History & San Diego Connection
San Diego, CA (May 21, 2017) — Maritime Museum of San Diego, home to one of the world’s finest collections of historic vessels, from sail to steam to submarine, announces another event for visitors surrounding the new exhibit RUM: Sailors, Pirates & Prohibition, now open through the end of the year.
The fresh new interactive, educational, and entertaining exhibit tells the story of the new world’s first distilled spirit from its origins on 17th century Caribbean sugar cane plantations to today’s trendy cocktail lounges. Using exhibits, artifacts and 3D displays, visitors will uncover stories of pirates, American and British sailors, and San Diego smugglers.
In partnership with Havana 1920, San Diego’s local trendy and highly popular Gaslamp Quarter eatery and lounge said to channel Hemingway-era Havana, the Maritime Museum will host an unforgettable Rum Runner Night aboard the steam ferryboat Berkeley Thursday, July 12 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Guests will enjoy specialty craft rum cocktails, pick up tips from Havana 1920 celebrity mixologist and GBOD Hospitality Group’s beverage director Ryan Andrews, listen and dance to live music, and imbibe in delicious authentic Cuban cuisine. Space is limited. Cuban restaurant Havana 1920 is located above basement speakeasy Prohibition, reminiscent of 1920s NYC.
Susan Sirota, Maritime Museum of San Diego Vice President and Lead Curator for the new rum-inspired exhibit popular with the younger millennial age visitor explains, “This event brings the historic connection even more to life for our guests and provides a one of-a-kind environment and immersive blend of culture, cocktail and curatorial flair.”
Tickets are $30 per person and include one specialty rum drink, appetizers, entertainment plus general admission to all historic vessels and exhibits at the Maritime Museum for visitors 21 and up.
Tickets are also available at the Museum the day of the event at Star of India Wharf, 1492 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101-3309.
About the Maritime Museum of San Diego
The Maritime Museum of San Diego experience includes admission to a world-class collection of historic sailing ships, steam-powered boats, and submarines, each offering entertaining and educational exhibits. The 501c3 non-profit Museum enjoys an international reputation for excellence in restoring, maintaining, and operating historic vessels including the world’s oldest active sailing ship, Star of India. Maritime Museum of San Diego is ranked as one of the nation’s top attractions offering self-guided tours, docent guided-group tours, tall ship charters, year round public events, educational programs, and a distinctive venue for corporate/private events. The Museum is open daily along Star of India Wharf at 1492 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101-3309.