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“Virginia City Cocktails 1870s”, Garrett Barmore

September 9, 2021 @ 7:00 pm


Virginia City in the 1870s was a cosmopolitan town whose conveniences and services rivaled those found in San Fransisco or even New York. Virginia City’s saloons and drinking culture were one of its most written about characteristics. In 1875 a staff writer for the New York Tribune wrote: “… here (Virginia City) are drinking saloons more gorgeous in appointment than any in San Fransisco, Philidelphia, or New York…”. Garrett Barmore, curator of the Keck Museum at UNR, will present three historic cocktails and give a brief history of alcohol, food, and cocktail culture in 1870s Virginia City.

Bio: Garrett Barmore is the Curator at the W. M. Keck Earth Science and Mineral Engineering Museum at the University of Nevada, Reno. Barmore is an alumnus of the University of Nevada, Reno and received his Master’s in Museology from the University of Washington. Garrett is very passionate about Virginia City and Nevada history.

The staff at Piper’s will be preparing a gin cocktail for your tasting pleasure during the lecture (cocktail purchase not included in ticket price).

A raffle ticket is provided when you check-in for the lecture. The raffle prize is a bottle of VCTC Cemetery Gin.

Lecture starts at 7 pm; Doors open at 6:30 pm – Purchase tickets HERE