Past Event

Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle of Rum

A Road Scholar Program by Cynthia Clampitt

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 rum’s 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 the public. For more information, please contact Donna Blomquist, 815-223-2341.