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Milwaukee On Tap with John Gurda
September 21, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
On September 21, 2017, Milwaukee’s foremost historian and author John Gurda gave a fun and informative talk on the beverage that made our city famous: 🍺 BEER 🍺
Lakefront Brewery’s fall beer was served from a German Stichfass keg.
Missed the lecture? We have a few collectable pint glasses available for purchase at the lighthouse gift shop.
The History of Milwaukee Beer:
Good water, abundant ice, and a substantial German population made Milwaukee a logical center of the brewing trade. Within a generation of its founding, the city housed some of the largest brewers in America. Although beer was its most important product for only one year—1890—the “amber nectar” shaped Milwaukee’s character and cemented its image in the national consciousness.
About John Gurda:
John Gurda is a Milwaukee-born writer and historian who has been studying his hometown since 1972. He is the author of twenty-one books, including histories of Milwaukee-area neighborhoods, industries, and places of worship. Gurda is also a lecturer, tour guide, and local history columnist for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The common thread in all of Gurda’s work is an understanding of history as “why things are the way they are.”
About the North Point Lighthouse Museum:
The North Point Lighthouse is located in the heart of Lake Park, nestled between two ravines extending to Lake Michigan. This iconic structure played an important role in the region’s maritime trade and economic growth for more than 120 years, where it remained in use until being decommissioned in 1994. NPL has been preserved and restored through the determined efforts of the North Point Lighthouse Friends, Inc.