CHM Event

Drunken Botanist

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Coos History Museum, Sprague Gallery

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There is a waiting list if tickets become available.


Tis the season for gardening, backyard parties and barbeques. But did you know that cocktails have an interesting history? If you’re a garden enthusiast or one who enjoys being outdoors the Coos History Museum wants to help you enhance your summer fun while learning about the history of the plants that create the world’s greatest drinks. On August 19, 2017 at 6 PM the museum is featuring NY Times Best Selling Author, Amy Stewart at their annual fundraising dinner titled after Stewart’s ingenious book, The Drunken Botanist. Whether its growing your own cocktail garden or enjoying the bounty from the local farmer’s market Stewart’s witty presentation will change the way you look at a garden and possibly your social life. The event will feature cocktails using recipes taken directly from the book, a gourmet feast, live music, Stewart’s book signing, silent & live auctions and lots of laughter while at the same time supporting education programs at the museum. Non-alcoholic versions of the drinks will be available. Advanced ticket purchase is required; $85 per person or $680 for table for 8. The museum is also featuring Stewart’s must have book at the Coos History Museum Store, The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create the World’s Great Drinks, available for $22.95 hardcopy. Contact the museum at (541) 756-6320 or stop by the museum to purchase event tickets and books.


Amy Stewart is the award-winning author of nine books on the perils and pleasures of the natural world and a mystery series, including four New York Times bestsellers: The Drunken Botanist, Wicked Bugs, Wicked Plants, and Flower Confidential. She is the cofounder of the popular blog Garden Rant and a contributing editor at Fine Gardening magazine. She and her husband, Scott Brown, live in Eureka, California, where they own an antiquarian bookstore called Eureka Books. For more information on Amy Stewart visit: or

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