Are you interested in history and beer? Of course you are!
History on Tap kicks off its first-ever event at Kiggins (1011 Main Street) on Thursday, January 17th. Get ready for an interactive affair featuring trivia, Q&A, talk about a popular historical topic, and (the best part) local brews. Doors open at 6:00 PM and the fun starts at 7:00 PM.
As the first in the event series, the Clark County Historical Museum will bring history and hops together in a one-of-a-kind interactive program. Brad Richardson, Museum director, said, “We’re excited to partner with the historic Kiggins Theatre on this new exciting event for the community. Our goal is to have fun with our history and explore popular historical stories in an engaging way.”
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During the event, things will kick off with a gameshow-style portion where audience members are called up on stage to answer questions about the history of Clark County and more. Questions will come from a Clark County trivia game crafted by Pat Jollota, a local historian and author. Next will be a piece titled “Ask Pat” where Pat Jollota answers various questions about local history. These questions will be pulled from social media, email, or submitted at the museum.
The final segment of the night will be a presentation on a historical subject. Topics can be anything from local interests to narratives that have gained national popularity. January 17ths talk will feature Steve Bader, of Bader Beer and Wine Supply with “From Lucky to Loowit: The Fall of Lucky Lager and the Rise of the Craft Brewing Industry.” Bader said, “The closing of Lucky Lager Brewery in 1985 seemed to signal the end of more than 100 years of beer production in downtown Vancouver. Over the last two decades, however, passionate local brewers have come together through small bars, pubs, and microbreweries to create a craft culture of craft brewing in our community. We are in the midst of an exciting chapter in Vancouver beer making.”
Be sure to keep an eye out for other events in this series on April 18th, July 18th, and October 17th. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $15 at the Kiggins Theatre Box Office, the Clark County Historical Museum, or online at Kiggins.