2020 GHS Programs
Ferbruary 20th 7:30 pm
Colonial to Craft Brew: The Local Story of Beer presented by Michael Diana
The first Dutch settlers arriving in New Netherland (today's New York) depended on beer. Now, with the growing craft beer trend, we can truly see what integral role beer played in our history. Agriculture, transportation, technology, politics and social issues have all played a part in beer's history, and in turn has affected our own lives.
Michael Diana grew up in Guilderland, New York and has long been fascinated with the natural and historic landscape of the Mohawk Valley. He studied history at Hamilton College and returned to Schenectady where he currently works as the Programs and Education Manager of the Schenectady County Historical Society. In that role, he regularly leads walking tours and presentations for audiences of all descriptions. He recently wrote a new interpretive script for the long-popular Mabee Farm Historic site and is eager to share the remarkable stories he's learned in the process.
Everyone is invited to join the Historical Society members for this free program and the social hour following at the Mynderse-Frederick House 451 Route 146 Guilderland Center, NY.
* Please check this website for cancellation notice due to inclement weather.
** There will be a brief GHS business meeting before the program.