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A Sin and A Secret: The Addictive Pleasures of Sugar in the Colonial Mid-Atlantic

Welcome back to another "A Sin and A Secret." Mix yourself a drink based on a colonial recipe and then curl with a completely true, completely salacious story. Enjoy a new #ASinAndASecret post every week. Read more in the series here.

The Addictive Pleasures of Sugar in the Colonial Mid-Atlantic

This is the last week that we're switching up A Sin and A Secret to rebroadcast a lecture on sugar in the colonial period given by Dr. Steve Lenik, PhD, Adjunct Professor of Anthropology at St. Mary's College of Maryland.

This lecture was originally given on February 10, 2018 as part of our annual winter lecture series.


Sign Up Today! Colonial Cocktails: Bounce & Bumbo

Instead of a drink recipe this week, sign up today for Colonial Cocktails: Bounce & Bumbo on Thursday, July 23, 2020, 6:30pm.

From punches to bounces, syllabubs to juleps, colonists imbibed a wide variety of alcoholic beverages. At Colonial Cocktails, you’ll get to make and enjoy two historical drinks and learn about colonial tavern culture. This session will explore Bounce, a pleasant concoction of fruit-steeped brandy, and Bumbo, a common rum punch. 

For the safety of participants and staff, this event will be held outside with appropriate distancing, group sizes, and cleaning in accordance with CDC and local guidance.

Members: $25

Non-Members: $30 (Become one today!)

Pre-Registration Required

Maximum of 20 attendees

Participants must be 21+

Sign up today!