September 12, 2014 @ 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Smithsonian National Museum of American History
The Smithsonian National Museum of American History‘s Raise a Glass Star-Spangled Banner Gala Event will be held September 12, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. This cocktail showcase honoring the Star Spangled Banner will support the American Food History Project at the National Museum of American History. The event will be emceed by Simon Majumdar from the Food Network and feature music by the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Quartet. Guests will learn how to mix their own cocktails at home, participate in mixology demonstrations, hear from cocktail historian David Wondrich, and see collections objects out of storage.
Fifteen mixologists will feature cocktails inspired by the Star Spangled Banner, and each mixologist (see full list here) is available for interviews (as well as Simon Majumdar will be available for interviews on the day of the event). In addition, we’d be happy to offer tours of the objects out of storage in advance at the museum.
Tickets are $200 and sold online. All proceeds will support the American Food History Project at the National Museum of American History.