"Alcohol In Vermont: Creation To Consumption, Tolerance To Temperance" At Bennington Museum
There is a major new exhibit - Alcohol in Vermont: Creation to Consumption, Tolerance to Temperance – which is on view at the Bennington Museum, in Bennington, VT from now through June 21st. The exhibition and related events examine the significant role of alcohol in Vermont’s history.
The exhibition and related events examine the significant role of alcohol in Vermont’s history. In the late 1700s taverns were the center of community life and alcohol was consumed in quantities unimaginable today. The 1800s witnessed the rising up of reformers who fought the evils of addiction and drunkenness; Politicians intensely debated the regulation of alcohol in some of the most notorious elections in state history.
Later in the 20th century, the craft beer movement took hold and today Vermont is one of the largest producers of craft brew in the nation, with cideries and distilleries on the rise.
Callie Stewart is collections manager and curator of Alcohol in Vermont at the Bennington Museum and we also welcome their Director of Development - Jeanne Conner.