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On Thursday, October 12, a large crowd could be seen spilling out of Folsom Tavern in Exeter with visitors eager to experience the final event of the annual Beer for History series for 2017.

“We had an incredible turnout—and we welcomed a lot of younger people, which was great to see,” said museum Executive Director Emma Bray. “Our Tavern Scavenger Hunt was a big hit, too. Lexie’s had their food truck parked outside and Granite State Growler Tours was there—it was a fun evening.”

Sponsored by Hoefle Phoenix Gormley & Roberts, P.A. Attorneys at Law, Beer for History featured one local brewery at each of the three events with Neighborhood Beer Co. followed by 7th Settlement Brewery and most recently Earth Eagle Brewings.

“From our wonderful sponsor to the brewers who donated the beer and volunteered their time, our second annual Beer for History series was a great success,” added Bray. “We are very thankful that this community event continues to grow and we look forward to an even more successful series in 2018.”

Kevin Baum of Hoefle Phoenix Gormley & Roberts, P.A. Attorneys at Law said he is also enthused at the continued growth of the series, which he believes helps to highlight Exeter’s “rich cultural heritage.”

“This is a rich, vibrant community that has a lot to offer people of all ages,” he said. “Located in the center of this historic downtown, the museum serves as the gateway to all this town has to offer.”

Held at the museum’s Folsom Tavern in Exeter, Beer for History featured craft brews, hors d’oeuvres, games, and more. Founded in 1991, the nonprofit American Independence Museum features living history exhibits and a large collection that includes one of 26 surviving copies of the Declaration of Independence and two rare drafts of the U.S. Constitution.