Lecture scheduled at museum

| March 5, 2016

COSHOCTON – With the spread of craft brewing and distilling, it can be forgotten that the beer and liquor industries are a big business. And, therefore, they are also “big politics.” Historian Dr. Douglas Palmer will present Our Drunken Republic at the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum on Tuesday, March 15 at 7 p.m. He will explore the history of the beer and whiskey industries and the way they helped form political identity and ideology in 18th and 19th-century America. Consumption of beer and whiskey also shaped national identity in places such as England, Scotland, Ireland and the United States.

Dr. Palmer will include the history of distilling in early 19th c. Coshocton. The canal was an important conduit of liquor up until the Civil War. He will also mention why the Ohio distilling industry was eclipsed by Kentucky.

Dr. Douglas Palmer is the Vice President for Academic Affairs and a professor of history at Walsh University in North Canton, where he has worked and taught since 2005. He is a published scholar of the history of the brewing industry in England and has a PhD in history from Ohio State University, an MA from the University of Oregon, and a BA from the University of North Carolina-Asheville. He was a Fulbright Scholar in 2001.

Admission for the program is $4 and $2 for Friends of the Museum. The Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum is located at 300 N. Whitewoman St. in Roscoe Village. For information, contact the museum at 740-622-8710 or by e-mail: [email protected]. Museum hours are 1 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this program with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.

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