On Friday April 6th at 5pm the UNH History Department welcomes Theresa McCulla, historian of the American Brewing History Initiative at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. The lecture will be held in the Richards Auditorium of Murkland Hall at the University of New Hampshire, Durham.
“Last Call? Prohibition and American Brewing History”
2018 marks the 85th anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition, which banned the manufacture, transportation, and sale of intoxicating beverages for more than a decade. The Prohibition era is commonly associated with cocktails, moonshine, and speakeasies. But Prohibition altered forever the story of American beer, the nation’s most popular alcoholic beverage, then and today. The Smithsonian’s brewing historian will explore the unique history and legacy of Prohibition with respect to beer using objects from the collection of the National Museum of American History, concluding with a discussion of the museum’s new brewing history archive.
This is a unique opportunity to hear about this exciting initiative and the perfect way to kick off NH Craft Beer week 2018. Registration is not required, but highly advised as we expect this event to fill quickly.
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