Drink Up & Tweetup with Campbell House and Distilled History!

distilled historyMark your cal­en­dar!  All of us here at CHM are very excited to part­ner with Dis­tilled His­tory, win­ner of the River­front Times 2013 St. Louis Web Award for Best Per­sonal Blog, and host a Tweetup on Fri­day, Sep­tem­ber 27th cel­e­brat­ing St. Louis his­tory and Smith­son­ian Museum Day!  We’ll be about a block away from where Taste of St. Louis is going down, so keep in mind that you can stop on by and then head on over to Sol­diers Memo­r­ial to enjoy all that Taste has to offer.

What, you might be ask­ing, makes this Tweetup extra fun and inter­est­ing?  Well, not only do you get to expe­ri­ence the Camp­bell House Museum (for free), not only do you get to hang out with some awe­some mem­bers of the St. Louis twit­ter­verse (for free), not only do you get the chance to sign up for tick­ets to Camp­bell House and other muse­ums for Smith­son­ian Museum Day (for free), not only do you get to have some great food pro­vided by the deli­cious Maya Cafe (for… well, you get the point. This whole shindig is free.), but you get to have a drink while you do it!

We’re going to be tak­ing a look at St. Louis and Camp­bell his­tory from the unique (and quite enjoy­able) per­spec­tive of beer, wine, and spir­its.  We’ll have a great selec­tion of Schlafly beer, wine, Vir­ginia Campbell’s famous Roman Punch, and a spe­cially pre­pared batch of home­made bath­tub gin for your tast­ing delight.  Let me reit­er­ate that last point: there will be bath­tub gin. Our friend Cameron (who hap­pens to be Dis­tilled History’s award-winning author) will be brew­ing it up, and he assures us it’s per­fectly safe… just a lit­tle, erm, strong.  Click here to read more about his bath­tub gin experimentation.

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Recipe for Roman Punch from Vir­ginia Campbell’s 1860 cook­book… don’t worry, ours will be sans eggs.

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Pres­i­dent Grant’s cup, with “U.S.G.” inscribed on its side

In addi­tion to the out of the ordi­nary nature of the Tweetup, we’ll be hav­ing a pretty unique, one of a kind raf­fle.  For a buck or two, you (yes you!) get a free drink!  But, since all the drinks will tech­ni­cally be free, we decided to make it pretty spe­cial.  The win­ner of this raf­fle gets to take a swig out of a cup once belong­ing to Pres­i­dent U.S. Grant, who was quite the drinker him­self.  It’s in the col­lec­tion here at Camp­bell House and we’re pulling it out of the vault so that a lucky attendee can have the chance to join in some his­tor­i­cal com­mu­nion with our late great, high tol­er­anced for­mer president.

So, let’s recap:

1.) Great food and drink

2.) A unique look at St. Louis and Camp­bell history

3.) The chance to take a swig from a cup belong­ing to Pres­i­dent U.S. Grant

4.) Oppor­tu­nity to hang out with mem­bers of the STL Twitterverse

5.) Sign up for free tick­ets to CHM and other great muse­ums for Smith­son­ian Museum Day

6.) It’s free. (though we cer­tainly won’t sneeze at donations)

The only thing miss­ing?  You.

So swing by after work from 4–6 pm on Fri­day, Sep­tem­ber 27th.  Spend an hour, spend five min­utes, what­ever floats your boat.  Taste of St. Louis will be going on down­town, about a block away from us (and we’ll have park­ing… hint hint) We’d love to see you there!

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@campbellmuseum  or  @distlhistory

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