On Friday, March 10, the Marblehead Museum will be holding a brand-new fundraising event titled Spirit Night: Bourbon. The fundraiser will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Old Town House and GAR/Civil War Exhibit.
At Spirit Night, guests will begin with a glass of champagne before going on a guided tasting of select bourbons, paired with a number of appetizers. Desserts will also be provided and live music will be played at the event courtesy of Jim Moriarty.
Executive Director of the Marblehead Museum Lauren McCormack said the idea for the event stemmed from wanting to give people something to do as winter continues.
“We thought it would be a fun thing to do sort of in the middle of winter where everyone is a little chilly,” she said. “It gives them something to do to go out at night with friends and enjoy themselves.”
A guide will bring guests through the tasting, explaining the difference between different bourbons and what makes each one’s taste unique.
McCormack added that the money raised from the event will help the museum get through “the slow winter months.”
If all goes well, McCormack hopes to make it an annual event, with different spirits every year.
“We’re hoping it will be an annual thing. We’ll see different spirits every year, different tastings every year, and link it as much as possible to local history for a little museum flare.”
Tickets for the event will cost $75 for museum members and $85 for non-members. All ticket sales will go toward the museum’s educational and preservation programs.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.marbleheadmuseum.org/spirit-night/.