Hop thru History
Ligonier Valley Historical Society is pleased to again present “Hop Thru History,” a 21 and older event that will showcase the historical processes of 18th- and 19th-century brewing. Historical interpreter Scott Henry will demonstrate brewing methods in early America. Join us on Saturday, September 10th, from 11 am to 4 pm for beer, food, and more!
Patriots of the American Revolutionary War refused to purchase or drink beer from “across the pond.” This sudden need for American-made beer created a thriving economy in the Colonies and the newly formed United States. Founding Fathers Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, Samuel Adams, and James Madison vigorously promoted the brewing industry in the colonies. George Washington operated a small brewery at Mount Vernon (his Virginia home). And during the Revolutionary War, he made sure his troops received a quart of beer each day. Beer has always played a pivotal role in American society, and it would have been a crucial part of daily life here at Compass Inn as innkeeper Robert Armor would have poured many a mug full of local ale.
“Hop Thru History” will also focus on the various proclivities of tavern life, exploring the libations, music, and gambling enjoyed by many early Americans. Participate in tavern games such as whist, the card game most commonly played in taverns, and a Bingo-style “pub quiz” game. We’ll have beer, food, & more hands-on history activities to enjoy throughout the day.
General admission is $14 for adults, $12 for adults 62+, and free to LVHS members or active military members. Tickets can be purchased on-site, on the day of the event. For more information, please check out our website at compassinn.org/eventcalendar. For any questions, please contact us at email@example.com or 724-238-4983. We hope to see you there!