Historical Happy Hour: Forget-Me-Not(ini): The Unexamined Life of Sarah Mapps Douglass

Library Company of Philadelphia

Tuesday, February 21, 2023 7:00 pm EST

Who was Sarah Mapps Douglass? An educator, an abolitionist, one of the first black women to enroll in medical school, and the creator of perhaps the earliest surviving signed painting by an African American woman. While her accomplishments are numerous, her name remains unknown. We’ll raise a Forget-Me-Not(tini) inspired by one of her earliest paintings, while we remember this remarkable Philadelphia woman. The ingredient list for our cocktail (and mocktail) will be sent roughly two weeks before the event.