As winter days dragged on and starvation ravaged weak bodies, the Donner Party infamously resorted to cannibalism in the Sierra Nevada mountains in 1846. How did these hopeful pioneers find themselves in such a dire situation? Why did some survive while others perished? And, most importantly, what does human flesh taste like? Journey westward with the Donner Party and explore their inevitable descent into cannibalism in this delectable History Happy Hour.Please note: Each ticket includes one happy hour drink, or a non-alcoholic drink, of your choice. Drinks and mingling will take place from 6:30pm-7:00pm, and the class itself will run from 7:00pm-8:00pm. Students will also receive 10% off dinner at Nox the day of class.
This class will take place at Nox Cocktail Lounge
, located at 302 Goodman St N., Rochester NY, 14607
.About the teacher:
Maya Rook is a historian, artist, and writer living in Rochester, NY. She holds an MA in American History from the University at Albany and specializes in the dark, often absurd, aspects of history. As a college instructor and public speaker, Maya strives to blend critical insight with humor and empathy in her investigations of the past. She has visited the site of the Donner Party camps in northern California three times and was the keynote speaker at the annual Donner Party Hike’s luncheon in 2015.
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