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Virtual Holiday Tea

Saturday, December 12, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Nonmembers: $10 adults, $5 children 6-18, under 6 free
Members: $8 adults, $3 children 6-18, under 6 free

Reservations required.

Join us and your friends and loved ones for a virtual holiday tea. Start the tea off with colonial music (singing along is encouraged), learn about colonial tea etiquette and 18th century foodways, then break off into your own ‘room’ to enjoy time socializing with friends and family.

Each participant will receive several colonial recipes suited for a tea, their own sample package of tea* from Alchemy & Herbs, and a colonial zoom background. A great way to share the joy of the season safely!

*Tea pick up can be arranged at the museum or can be shipped for $3. Options include Bohea (caffeinated black tea blend ) and Liberty Tea (an herbal, no-caffeine blend).

Geary’s to participate in Beer for History

New England’s first microbrewery, Portland-based D.L. Geary Brewing Company will participate in the American Independence Museum’s inaugural Beer for History event on Thursday, May 19 in downtown Exeter, NH. Featuring seven full time beers and three seasonal specialties, Geary’s Tim Turner said he is excited to bring their award-winning brews to NH for “an innovative beer event.”

“We are all about celebrating history—whether it’s our own beers or the rich history of New England itself, so this was a great opportunity for us to support a great cause and promote our brand,” he said.

Sponsored by Hoefle Phoenix Gormley & Roberts, P.A. Attorneys at Law of Portsmouth, other brewers include 7th Settlement in Dover, NH and Neighborhood Beer Co. from Exeter, NH. The Beer for History series continues on June 23 with a Tavern Night theme and on October 20 with a Fall Harvest theme. In addition to craft brews, each event will feature live music, food, games and magic for children. The Beer for History event in May will feature food prepared by 3 Brothers Marketplace in Exeter.

Proceeds from Beer for History will support the Museum’s efforts to preserve its collection, including an original copy of the Declaration of Independence, handwritten letters by George Washington and other rare artifacts. Proceeds will also support the Museum’s educational programs, which serve more than 1,600 children annually from across NH.

Tickets for each event in the series will be $30 and include food, samplings of beer, games for kids, and more. Members of the Museum may purchase tickets at a discounted rate of $25. To buy tickets for an individual event or for the entire series at a discounted rate, visit