On Thursday, October 12 at the American Independence Museum’s Folsom Tavern, the last Beer for History in 2017 will take place with Portsmouth-based Earth Eagle Brewings as the featured brewer. Combining craft brews and colonial games the second annual seasonal event series seeks to inspire a new generation of lovers of history.
“We want to engage people in what we do here and show that history can be fun” said museum Executive Director Emma Bray. “I think we have done that with Beer for History, which has attracted people of all ages, including some younger folks—Folsom Tavern is a beautiful and historic backdrop for any event.”
Since the first Beer for History took place in May of 2016, the series has been sponsored by Hoefle Phoenix Gormley & Roberts, P.A. Attorneys at Law.
“They appreciate the history of the tavern and our museum,” she said. “They want to see downtown Exeter thrive—and with more art, music and culinary options all within a 5-minute walk of our property, we believe we are part of an emerging cultural scene here.”
Sue Desjardins, president of the Board of Governors at the museum, referred to their Folsom Tavern as one of the town’s “original gathering places.” She cited George Washington’s stop at the Tavern in the late 1700’s as one example of Exeter’s rich history.
“The fact that we have one of the original gathering places right here in Exeter, which today serves beer brewed by our very generous local craft beer makers—well, that’s pretty special,” she said.
Expressing appreciation for the continued support of Hoefle Phoenix Gormley & Roberts, P.A. Attorneys at Law, Bray said she hopes this last Beer for History encourages newcomers.
“This is a warm and welcoming place—we want to share our shared history with everyone while at the same time foster meaningful partnerships with local businesses,” she said. “This is your last chance to check out Beer for History this year.”
Held at the museum’s Folsom Tavern at 164 Water Street in Exeter, Beer for History will take place on Thursday, October 12 from 6 pm to 8 pm with tickets priced at $20 for nonmembers and $15 for members. Admission includes beer, hors d’oeuvres, games, and more. Families are welcome.
Tickets are available online and at the door.