“Mug Up” gathering to be held at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum

The term “Mug Up” was used in coastal communities by the mid-1800s to describe any snack or coffee break throughout the day or evening. Mug Ups were an important part of life for fishermen and cannery workers as well.

The Juneau-Douglas City Museum will host its first Mug Up program on Sunday, Dec. 6, from 3 to 4:30 p.m., with the theme of berries. This new museum format is a chance for folks to get together, share snacks and coffee, and swap stories and reminiscences about a topic of mutual, cultural and historic interest.

Join co-hosts Sarah Lewis of the Cooperative Extension Service and historian and storyteller Mark Whitman for a literal jam session of tasting, recipe swapping and story sharing on this winter afternoon.

Bring a jar or a berry-filled goodie if you are so inclined. Bring a child or a newcomer to town who could benefit from learning more about these Southeast treasures that are free for the picking. Bring your auntie or grandpa or whomever in your family is the keeper of the special family berry recipe.

For more information about this event, or to learn about exhibits and other programs, call 586-3572 or visit: www.juneau.org/museum.

The Juneau-Douglas City Museum is located at 4th & Main Streets. Winter hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is free during the month of December courtesy of Michelle and Robert Storer.

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