Monday, October 16, 2017

Mixology Fun + Haunted White House Tales at the Willard Intercontinental, October 19

From our friends at the Willard InterContinental...

Just in time for Halloween - Join Jim Hewes, legendary bartender at the Round Robin Bar and the 2017 Historic Hotels of America Historian of the Year, and Ed Lengel, Chief Historian at The White House Historical Association, as they explore the historic lore and ghostly tales of Washington and its most iconic landmark, The White House. As a home with a history dating back to 1800, The White House has its fair share of supernatural stories.

What: History Happy Hour - The Spirits of Washington
When: October 19, 2017
Time: 6-8:00 PM
Where: Willard Room at the Willard InterContinental
Price: $46 (Includes (3) cocktails and light appetizers.) Purchase tickets here.

What is History Happy Hour: Back by popular demand, History Happy Hour returns to the Willard InterContinental Washington, DC. Held on the third Thursday of every month, this two-hour event distills American history through cocktails, while also providing attendees a hands-on class on the art of cocktail making. Led by Jim Hewes, a venerable mixologist and legendary bartender at The Willard’s iconic Round Robin Bar for over thirty years, and featuring rotating historians throughout Washington, DC, History Happy Hour offers a mixology lesson “straight up” with history “served long”, a perfect pairing for cocktail aficionados and history buffs.

“Every drink tells a story.” Join us for History Happy Hour!

Hosted in Partnership with The White House Historical Association: First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy envisioned a restored White House that conveyed a sense of history through its decorative and fine arts. She sought to inspire Americans, especially children, to explore and engage with American history and its presidents. In 1961, the White House Historical Association was established to support her vision to preserve and share the Executive Mansion’s legacy for generations to come. Supported entirely by private resources, the Association’s mission is to assist in the preservation of the state and public rooms, fund acquisitions for the White House permanent collection, and educate the public on the history of the White House. Since its founding, the Association has given more than $45 million to the White House in fulfillment of its mission. Learn more at

This is just one of many things to come for the hotel’s bicentennial celebration in 2018! Stay tuned!