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Offline caseten

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The Green Dragon Tavern & Museum (Carlsbad California)
« on: October 07, 2013, 03:34:50 PM »
Colonial history on tap at tavern-museum

Please take the time to read this article:
http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/Sep/09/carlsbad-green-dragon-history-museum-tavern/

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CARLSBAD -- Construction crews have nearly completed an unusual tourist attraction in Carlsbad that aims to combine craft beers and fine dining with artifacts from American colonial history.

The Green Dragon Tavern & Museum, a project inspired by a historic Massachusetts bar where the Boston Tea Party was planned, aims to spice up the typical museum experience with some added attractions.

Those include a 100-seat "old world" tavern specializing in craft beers, a 115-seat restaurant with etched glass scenes of American history, and a 225-seat convention area with old-fashioned, cherry-stained walls.

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On display at the Green Dragon will be colonial-era documents from the collection of Rancho Santa Fe resident Bruce Bartlett, the man behind the entire project.

Bartlett is an avid collector of newspapers and documents from the era of the pilgrims through the Revolutionary War. His goal is sharing those artifacts with local residents, especially local children who typically don't get to visit historic cities like Boston and Philadelphia.

The museum itself will take up 1,000 square feet of the 22,000-square-foot Green Dragon complex. The 3-acre former Hadley's site was vacant for more than a decade before construction began last year on the Green Dragon.

Sounds like a great place to meet up with local San Diego/Riverside/Orange County residents and invite them to go to an Appleseed.  All for the Cause, you see...
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Re: The Green Dragon Tavern & Museum (Carlsbad California)
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2013, 03:52:02 PM »
I wonder if they serve flip.  We will have to quaff a couple pints together sometime, caseten.

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Re: The Green Dragon Tavern & Museum (Carlsbad California)
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2013, 06:58:48 PM »
As a Boston area person, it seems more like Disneyland than an 'authentic' taveren.  I would assume that most of the real revolutionary era taverns would kind of dumpy, but be full of real patriots.  Fake americans in fake taverns, that's all we have now.  Sometimes I try to imagine what 1774 Boston would have been like to walk the streets and talk to the inhabitants.  I don't consider myself to be able to hold a candle to any of the founding generation.  Sorry for the rant, I'll go on my way now.

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Re: The Green Dragon Tavern & Museum (Carlsbad California)
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2013, 03:05:24 PM »
Got to admit, sounds a little odd, but I live in Oceanside and am all for more craft beer venues. At the very least, one might be able to post up some Appleseed event info in a common room.

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Re: The Green Dragon Tavern & Museum (Carlsbad California)
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2013, 10:09:17 PM »
Thee closest thing to REAL Colonial on the west coast.......
http://www.rileysfarm.com/
Tv series filmed there, Movies made, living history reenactments.......Publick house & tavern......
food is great, thee farms, buildings and back country spot on......"for thee west coast" *granted*
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Re: The Green Dragon Tavern & Museum (Carlsbad California)
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2013, 10:36:12 PM »
Sounds like the perfect venue for a Libertyseed.  So has anyone chatted up the proprietor yet?
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Re: The Green Dragon Tavern & Museum (Carlsbad California)
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2013, 11:38:11 AM »
Right now there is a CA Instructor gathering being planned at Riley's Apple Farm for the first week of December. For more info go here:  http://appleseedinfo.org/smf/index.php?topic=37509.0

Last year, Camljr and I attended "Christmas in the Colonies" which is a traditional Colonial dinner event. It was outstanding! Let it be known that a "Bloody British Butchery" currently hangs from the Tavern wall! Can the same thing be said for your house? ^-^ Hopefully Libraryseeds will follow.
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Re: The Green Dragon Tavern & Museum (Carlsbad California)
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2013, 04:00:57 PM »
Yep and Master Riley (James) is proud of it!......thanks Bob

when ever a Thomas Paine reenactor is needed.....Mr Riley is thee go to man on thee west coast!....
just look up his youtube vids,with thee tea party rallies.....
Every Oct, he holds a dinner and protarys Mr Paine all evening....he has been doing this for two decades
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Re: The Green Dragon Tavern & Museum (Carlsbad California)
« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2013, 10:23:14 PM »
I drive by it everyday, going to have to stop in and have an Ale soon.