Museum and Library Closures

The New-York Historical Society will be closed on September 23, and select spaces will be closed September 24. For details, please visit our calendar.

Before the Fall: From the Roaring Twenties to the Crash of ’29

Speaker: 
James Grant
Amity Shlaes
Byron R. Wien (moderator)
Sat, February 15th, 2014 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am

EVENT DETAILS

9–9:30 am: Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:30–11 am: Discussion

Beer Here: Brewing New York's History

May 25 2012 - Sep 2 2012

To consider the fascinating yet largely anonymous legacy of beer brewing in New York City, the New-York Historical Society presents Beer Here: Brewing New York’s History. This exhibit surveys the social, economic, political, and technological history of the production and consumption of beer, ale, and porter in the city from the seventeenth century to the present.
 

Bar tray, 1900–1930. The New-York Historical Society, Gift of Bella C. Landauer, 2002.1.3205

In the past three decades, New York City has become an important center of craft and home beer brewing. While this phenomenon began only after President Jimmy Carter signed into law an act that legalized home-brewing, the growth of New York’s present beer industry also marks the resurgence of a long-standing tradition known to few outside the world of beer aficionados. Beer has been brewed in New York City and State since the days of its earliest European settlement, when it was a vital source of nourishment and tax revenues.

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