Twilight Tasting History Cruises Take Place Aboard Solaris
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
KINGSTON, N.Y. – The Hudson River Maritime Museum is pleased to announce a slate of new programs aboard Solaris, the museum’s 100% solar-powered tour boat. “Twilight Tasting History Cruises” take place Fridays evenings starting Friday, June 17, 2022. Featuring a rotating slate of Hudson Valley food history subjects, guests aboard Solaris will get to taste samples of local foods, learn from food historian Sarah Wassberg Johnson, and enjoy the beautiful atmosphere of the Hudson River at sunset.
Sarah Wassberg Johnson is a food historian who has been featured on seasons 1, 2, and 3 of The History Channel’s “The Food That Built America” and in documentary films, on radio and podcasts, and publications such as NPR, The Atlantic, CNN, Gastro Obscura, and more. You can find her work and more at www.thefoodhistorian.com. She also happens to be the Director of Exhibits & Outreach at the Hudson River Maritime Museum!
Tasting topics include heirloom apples, cheese, chocolate, booze & Prohibition, and honey. Each cruise will focus on a particular topic with history discussion provided by Wassberg Johnson and a tasting of related foods from local purveyors and producers.
This Friday’s cruise is focused on cheese in the Hudson Valley. Wassberg Johnson will discuss the dairying heritage of the Hudson Valley, which famous cheeses were invented in the Hudson Valley and New York State, and the history of cheesemaking. Guests will taste and compare local and historic cheeses.
Tickets are $45 for adults and $42 for seniors and include the tastings, wine, and sparkling water, as well as tasting notecards. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to learn more about the food history of the Hudson Valley, and taste it, too!
Tickets, schedule, and more information available at www.hrmm.org/tasting-history.
Hudson River Maritime Museum
50 Rondout Landing
Kingston, NY 12401
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