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May 24, 2016

Mutter Museum to host botanical drawing and cocktail workshop

Class will begin with a discussion on the folklore of medicinal plants

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Inside the Mutter Museum Rusty Kennedy/AP

This is an overall view of a portion of the two floors of the Mutter Museum in Philadelphia shown Monday, July 12, 1999. The museum was started by Thomas Dent Mutter, a professor of surgery in the city, in 1856.

The Mutter Museum beer garden may be sold out but there's another way to drink in the museum's Benjamin Rush Medicinal Garden. A botanical drawing class and cocktail workshop will be held on Thursday, June 9.

Art instructor Meredith Sellers and herbalist Ryen Eggleston will lead the event, beginning with a short discussion on the folklore and historical use of medicinal plants. 

Afterward, techniques of scientific botanical drawing will be shared and attendees will be taken into the garden to begin sketching. Drawing supplies will not be provided, so bring everything needed.

After getting to know the plants up-close, class participants will mix cocktails using herbs from the garden as ingredients.

Tickets are required since only a limited number of seats are available. All attendees must be 21-plus to join in this Mutter Museum event.

An Evening of Botanical Drawing and Cocktails

Thursday, June 9
6-9 p.m. | $30 per person
Mutter Museum
19 S. 22nd St.