West Baton Rouge Museum is now taking reservations on a first come, first paid basis for the Rum Run
Bus Trip set for Friday, August 5, 2016
. The bus leaves the museum at 9 a.m. – and returns by 8 p.m. The cost for the all-inclusive bus trip is $80. Spaces are limited and advanced, paid (non-refundable) reservations are required.
This bootleg adventure includes a tour of the Abita Brewery, lunch in the swamp at Middendorf’s, and a tour of the Donner Peltier Rum Distillery. Learn how these spirits, once prohibited in the roaring 20’s, are made. Those 21 and over can sample some cold brew made from local, natural resources as well as some sweet elixir made from Louisiana sugar cane along the way. Even the lunch stop boasts an historic connection to the time period. Middendorf’s Restaurant opened in the early 1930’s after proprietor, Louis Middendorf, lost his big city job when the stock market crash in 1929 and he settled in the small fishing town of Manchac to open a small café.
The bus trip is being offered in conjunction with Spirited: Prohibition in America
, on display June 25 – August 14, 2016. The exhibit explores a tumultuous era spanning thirteen years where Americans could no longer manufacture, sell, or transport intoxicating beverages. Ratified in 1919, the 18th Amendment stirred up a passionate and sometimes volatile debate between “wets” and “drys” that will forever cement Prohibition’s place in history. The exhibit and programs are made possible by a grant from the On the Road with the National Endowment for the Humanities.
For more information, visit www.westbatonrougemuseum.com
or call (225) 336-2422 x 15. The West Baton Rouge Museum is located at 845 N. Jefferson Avenue in Port Allen.