Puritans and the 1600’s The Puritans held the belief that birthday celebrations, even for Jesus Christ, were not appropriate. According to a law passed in the Massachusetts Bay Colony from 1659 to 1681, “whosoever shall be found observing any such day as Christmas or the like, either by forbearing
Old Drink Recipes
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By 1679, a mere six years later, nearly half of the taverns added rum to their offerings, alongside beer, wine, and cider. Rum had firmly established its presence. As the late 1600s transitioned into the early 1700s, rum and rum-based mixed drinks surpassed all others in popularity. While home farmers
Is everyone drunk in the 17th century? In 1658, Mr. Sergeant John Steven found himself facing charges of intoxication and was summoned to court. His servant, Lovejoy, testified against him, stating that he had observed Mr. Steven “reele [really] coming to me”. Lovejoy further explained that Stevens was so intoxicated
Discover forgotten history, old recipes, lively drinking games, and unearth obsolete words that were once part of the tavern lexicon. Join us on this enthralling journey as we bring to light these hidden gems from the world of taverns and unravel the intriguing stories they hold.
Welcome to Forgotten Taverns. By exploring three colonial taverns over 300 years, we will uncover their pivotal role in shaping America's development of our society, economy, and politics. #ForgottenTaverns