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Earth Eagle Brewings at Next Beer for History

On Thursday, October 4, Earth Eagle Brewings of Portsmouth will pour its craft beer at the next Beer for History, which features a different brewer every other week at four different events through November 1.

Sponsored by Hoefle Phoenix Gormley & Roberts, P.A. Attorneys at Law, Beer for History takes place in Folsom Tavern (c.1775), an historic tavern in downtown Exeter that once served George Washington.

In addition to craft beer, Beer for History features music, light snacks and some form of historic entertainment, which may include colonial tavern games, colonial trivia, and/or escape room.

Proceeds from Beer for History benefit the American Independence Museum, which is home to Folsom Tavern and the Ladd-Gilman House (c.1721).

In an effort to spread community awareness of Beer for History and provide the public with a “taste” of the series, the museum will participate in a special history trivia night at Shooter’s Pub in Exeter on Thursday, September 27 at 7:30 pm.

Admission for Beer for History events, which take place form 6 to 8 pm, is $15 for members and $20 for non members. Ticket prices include beer (21+), entertainment, colonial tavern games, light snacks and more.

Throwback Brewery and von Trapp Brewing are the featured brewers for October 18 and November 1, respectively. Lexie’s Burger Bus will be present at every Beer for History except for 10/4.

The American Precedents: An Evening Lecture at American Independence Museum

At the next evening lecture at the American Independence Museum, Saint Anselm College students Sarah Hummel (2019) and Matthew Solomon (2020) will discuss an exhibit they designed at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics.

The exhibit, entitled “The American Precedents” provides insight into five precedents established by George Washington. Using archival material, they investigated how five precedents – the Inauguration, non-partisanship, reluctance in foreign relations, establishment of a Cabinet or series of advisers, and President’s role in the economy – have withstood the test of time.

In their lecture, they will discuss these precedents and the extent to which they were followed in the Clinton, Bush, Obama, and Trump administrations.

Presented by People’s United Bank, the evening Tavern Talk and afternoon Lunch & Learn series provides insight and analysis on subjects that touch on, yet extend far beyond, the Revolutionary War.

“This series reflects our 2018 theme of global perspective on the Revolutionary War, which helps demonstrate how colonial history is incredibly relevant to events today,” said museum Executive Director Emma Bray. “This latest lecture is fascinating and also connects our mission with research by emerging scholars.”

In addition to People’s United Bank, Tavern Talks are additionally supported by a Humanities-To-Go grant from the NH Humanities Council. Programs are free and open to the public.

“The American Precedents” takes place at 6:30 pm on Thursday, September 27 at Folsom Tavern, 164 Water Street, Exeter.

Home to a world-class collection of 3,000 historic artifacts, the museum welcomes more than 6,000 visitors annually and distinguishes itself with educational school programs and events that make history fun and relevant.

Museum Set to Toast History with a Beer with a Special Promotion

After months of planning and preparation, the American Independence Museum is set to “tap” its first Beer for History event on Thursday, September 20 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

To celebrate this year’s 4-event series, which is presented by Hoefle Phoenix Gormley & Roberts, P.A. Attorneys at Law, the museum is offering the chance to win 2 tickets to the Exeter Powder Keg Beer & Chili Festival for anyone who purchases a series ticket on or before September 20.

Series tickets are $50 for members and $70 for non-members, while children (under 21) are $3. Tickets for individual events are $15 for members and $20 for non members. Ticket prices include beer (21+), entertainment, light snacks and more.

Each Beer for History event features a different brewer. Neighborhood Beer Co. kicks off the series on September 20 followed by Earth Eagle Brewings, Throwback Brewery and von Trapp Brewing on October 4, October 18 and November 1, respectively.

At each event, brewers will pour tastings of up to three different craft brews. Types of beer expected at the first event include Neighborhood Beer Co.’s Granite Acorn Autumn Lager and Mow Money Lawnmower IPA.

In addition to craft beer, Beer for History features music, light snacks and some form of historic entertainment, which may include colonial tavern games, colonial trivia, and/or escape room. Lexie’s Burger Bus will be present at every Beer for History except for 10/4.

Museum Provides Inside Look into Buildings on Property

Through the years, many visitors would ask about the history behind the buildings on the American Independence Museum property, a curiosity that may be satiated at the next Architectural Tour on September 25.

A new offering in 2018, this tour provides visitors with glimpses into spaces at both the Ladd-Gilman House (c. 1721) and Folsom Tavern (c. 1775) that generally remain inaccessible to the public. The feedback from visitors, according to museum Executive Director Emma Bray, has been positive.

“These tours are engaging and take people behind-the-scenes into places like our attic and collections storage , all of which help tell the story of this museum and Exeter itself,” she said.

The tour will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 25 and begin at the Ladd-Gilman House. Due to the historic nature of the buildings, they are not handicap accessible.

Home to a world-class collection of 3,000 historic artifacts, the museum welcomes more than 5,000 visitors annually and distinguishes itself with educational school programs and events that make history fun and relevant.

Tickets for the Architectural Tour are $10 for non-members and $5 for members. To purchase a ticket, visit www.independencemuseum.org.

Next Workshop to Take Place in Genealogy Series”

On Saturday, September 22 at 1 pm, the American Independence Museum will host the third of four genealogy workshops designed to provide community members with access to national leaders in family history research.

Made possible through a grant from the William W. Treat Foundation, the Genealogy Workshop Series has been created in partnership with the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS), founded in 1845.

At this next workshop, which will be broken into a 3-part lecture, Ann Lawthers, Genealogist, NEHGS will begin by examining the dominant ‘push-pull forces’ for migration. With the aid of maps and other graphics, she will describe major colonial migration routes by region: New England, mid-Atlantic and southward from Virginia.

The second part of the lecture will cover the explosion of migration following the Revolutionary War to about 1850 with a special focus on the role of bounty land. Attendees will also learn about famous migration paths including the National Highway, Zane’s Trace and the Erie Canal.

The final portion of the lecture will focus on westward expansion, including the California, Oregon, and Mormon Trails. Lawthers will especially concentrate on the role of railroads in migration.

According to Victoria Su, public programs & engagement manager at the museum, this workshop and the entire series reflect the museum’s continued focus on community engagement.

“We want to engage the community and educate people in fun and creative ways,” she said. “Thanks to the support of the William W. Treat Foundation, our partnership with the New England Historic Genealogical Society has enabled us to offer very interesting workshops.”

At each workshop at the museum’s Folsom Tavern in Exeter, attendees are encouraged to bring laptops and tablets. Individual workshop fees are $20 for museum/NEHGS members and $30 for ‘not-yet’ members.

“Writing Your Family History: Taking the First Steps,” the last workshop in the series, take place on November 10.

Tickets for either workshop are available for purchase at www.independencemuseum.org.

Home to a world-class collection of 3,000 historic artifacts, the museum welcomes more than 5,500 visitors annually and distinguishes itself with educational school programs and events that make history fun and relevant.