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Gaithersburg Museum “After Hours”

April 5, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


What Do Pirates Have to Do with the Metric System?

It was 1794. The United States was a young nation, but its founders were very interested in promoting standards to help our economy. We were on the cusp of going metric when pirates intervened. Keith Martin, librarian at NIST, shares what he discovered when researching this story.

Tasting (over 21 only) with Dragon Distillery, a small, veteran-owned distillery specializing in small batch artisan spirits at 7:00 p.m.; lecture begins at 7:30. Pre-registration is required.


Gaithersburg Community Museum
9 South Summit Avenue
Gaithersburg, 20877 United States
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