Brewers were once the second-largest employer in Washington after the federal government. Early brewers were often English immigrants who focused on producing ale. The Washington Brewery, which operated near Navy Yard from 1805 to 1836, had numerous owners, including John W. Collet, Clement T. Coote, and the Gunton brothers (Thomas and William).
Now that the snow is safely behind us, join us for a lecture about the Knickerbocker snowstorm disaster with author Kevin Ambrose. The lecture will take place at 7 pm in our historic 1903 Chapel, with a short wine and cheese reception to follow. Suggested donation of $5 cash at the door. Requested RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.