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New Rum Exhibit Opens at Maritime Museum of San Diego 

New Rum Exhibit Opens at Maritime Museum of San Diego 

 

Maritime Museum of San Diego opened its latest exhibit, Rum: Sailors, Pirates and Prohibition, on November 4 in the Gould Eddy Gallery aboard the steam ferry Berkeley. The interactive exhibit tells the story of the new world’s first distilled spirit from its origins on 17th century Caribbean sugar cane plantations to modern trendy cocktail lounges. Using exhibits, artifacts and 3D displays, visitors can uncover stories of pirates, American and British sailors and San Diego smugglers.  

 

“We are thrilled to present the story of rum, the part it played in the rich history of sea-going men and its little-known connection to San Diego,” said Dr. Raymond Ashley, Ph.D., K.C.I., President/CEO of the Maritime Museum of San Diego. “The exhibit covers more than 400 years, ranging from the early distilling process, rum’s role in American politics, including slavery, piracy, and prohibition. It’s an engaging and educational experience that rum, maritime and history buffs will enjoy.”  

 

The exhibit is included with general admission to the museum. Maritime Museum of San Diego is located at 1492 North Harbor Drive, San Diego. For more information and tickets call 619-234-9153 or visit www.sdmaritime.org.