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Lexington County Museum to host “History of Alcohol” Presentations and Wine Tasting

Lexington, SC – The Lexington County Museum will host “Vintage Vines: A History of Alcohol in Lexington Talk and Tasting” on Thursday May 19, 2016 from 6:30 pm to 8 pm.

This event will feature Shannon Mercer of the Mercer House Estate Winery giving a presentation on early American wines and museum director J.R. Fennell discussing the history of alcohol in Lexington County in the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. Wines from the Mercer House Estate Winery based on early American wines will be available for tasting after the presentations. Come out to learn more about drinking throughout Lexington’s history and to taste a little of history. Tickets are $5 for members and $7 for non-members. For more information, call the museum at 803-359-8369.

Founded in 1970, the Lexington County Museum, located at 231 Fox Street in downtown Lexington, focuses on Lexington County’s history from the colonial period to the Civil War. It interprets everyday life in the county through historic structures and locally-made artifacts, including furniture, textiles, weapons, and pottery.

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