Friday, May 17th

Highlights tours of beer and brewing materials in the National Museum of American History’s Archives Center

SAVOR attendees are invited to participate in small group tours of brewing-related collections at the Archives Center of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. Reference archivist and homebrewer Joe Hursey and curator Theresa McCulla will share highlights of the Museum’s documentary holdings, including late 19th-century and early 20th-century beer and brewery advertisements, trade cards, trade literature, sheet music, and other ephemera; 19th-century brewers’ records of imports of hops and malts; post-Prohibition brewing logs from a Baltimore brewer; and a selection of the museum’s recent acquisitions related to the histories of home brewing and craft beer. This is a rare chance to get an up-close, behind-the-scenes look at the Museum’s beer-related collections. Tours will be given on Friday, May 17, at 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm, and 4:00 pm. Tours last 1 hour and are limited to 12 people per tour. RSVP required to Joe Hursey at hurseyw@si.edu. Directions to the Archives Center can be found here.

Event Location

National Museum of American History Archives Center
14th Street & Constitution Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20560-0601, Washington D.C., Washington D.C.
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Contact Information

Contact Joe Hursey
E-mail hurseyw@si.edu