RI Historical Society Drink in the History featuring Rhode Island Spirits
May 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join the Rhode Island Historical Society and Rhode Island Spirits, creators of Rhodium brand gin, on Thursday, May 26th at 6 pm for the continuation of Drink in the History, a year-long series pairing RI beverages with history talks.
The program will be hosted at Rhode Island Spirits Distillery & Tasting Room where owners Kara Larson and Cathy Plourde will offer a behind-the-scenes look at the Rhode Island Spirits brand. Guests will be treated to both a mini-flight tasting of their craft-made liquor and a classic Tom Collins cocktail. Light, local culinary fare will also be offered.
In addition, participants will be treated to a talk by the founder of the Providence Jewelry Museum Peter DiCristofaro who will offer insights into Rhodium’s namesake industry by showcasing Rhode Island’s history within the jewelry industry. Original pieces will also be on display.
Tickets are $35 for RIHS members and $40 for non-members and can be purchased at rihs.org.
Co-owners, distillers, and spouses Larson & Plourde bring their backgrounds in arts and non-profit work and interests in brewing and foraging to the business, with a strong interest in helping the community prosper. Their goal for Rhode Island Spirits is to incorporate fresh, farmed, and foraged ingredients in each of their products to create a distinctive, flavorful profile.
DiCristofaro is a jewelry industry veteran whose notable career has spanned building jewelry companies to working for Tiffany & Co. Born in Providence, RI, “the jewelry capital,” his beginnings were as a jewelry delivery boy and he eventually was involved in the acquisition of over 100 jewelry factories spanning the 19th and 20th centuries, preserving old workshop artifacts, and founding the Providence Jewelry Museum. Today, he lectures at Universities and Museums, designs and advises brands in collection development, and remains the ambassador of the Jewelry Museum.