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Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle of Rum 
General Event Information
Event Category:
Lectures/Literary
Price:
 
Dates and Times:
July 29, 6:00PM-7:00PM

Ever wonder why rum is associated with those pirates of the Caribbean? Food historian Cynthia Clampitt shares the reason rum arose, where it did and when it did, how pirates got involved, and rumís connection with coffee, tea, and chocolate. Also learn how rum was involved in uniting the 13 Colonies, why it was one of the issues that led to the American Revolution, how it led to a revolt in its next home after the Caribbean, Australia, and how Prohibition helped rum.

This event is free and open to all, and is being produced in part by the Illinois Humanities Councilís Road Scholars Speakers Bureau-a program that provides organizations statewide with affordable, entertaining, and thought-provoking humanities events for their communities
Venue Information
Address:
103 E. State Street  
City:
Sycamore 
State:
IL 
Zip Code:
60178 
Country:
United States 
Telephone:
815-895-2500