Coffee and MIT

The MIT Museum in Cambridge, MA is opening an exhibition in a few weeks to celebrate MIT’s 150th anniversary (MIT150). The exhibition plans to feature 150 evocative objects that capture the history and culture of MIT, including a small display about the work of biologist Samuel Prescott. In the 1930s various coffee manufacturers and associations hired Dr. Prescott to study the beverage. He was also featured in an advertising campaign for G. Washington Coffee.

The Curator of Science and Technology at MIT contacted George Washington Inn to acquire a vintage G. Washington coffee can. We are honored to loan one from our collection for their 150th anniversary exhibition.

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