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    "One more bowl and then": Punch Drinking in the 18th Century

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    January 21, 2010


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    "One more bowl and then": Punch Drinking in the 18th Century

    Punch was introduced to England in the 17th Century, and its exotic ingredients immediately made it a staple in English and American parlors. The mixture of spirits, sugar, fruit and spice caught the eyes and inspired the imaginations of painters, printmakers, and cartoonists. Learn from Donald Friary, president of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, as he explains how this beverage and its accoutrements brought conviviality to English and...

    Punch was introduced to England in the 17th Century, and its exotic ingredients immediately made it a staple in English and American parlors. The mixture of spirits, sugar, fruit and spice caught the eyes and inspired the imaginations of painters, printmakers, and cartoonists. Learn from Donald Friary, president of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, as he explains how this beverage and its accoutrements brought conviviality to English and American taverns.


    Old South Meeting House

    310 Washington Street
    Boston, MA 02108

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    Admission Info:
    $5; Free for members of Old South Meeting House


    General Day and Time Info:
    12:15 pm

    phone: (617) 482-6439


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