New Haven Burger, Beer and Stogie Stroll: A Tasteful Intro to Elm City History at New Haven Museum is being presented by the New Haven Museum on November 6th, 2014. Of all the goods made in New Haven during the last three centuries, some might argue that three of them – burgers, beer and cigars – have achieved a status warranting a tasting tour at even the finest cultural establishment. The New Haven Museum is inclined to agree, and is offering its first public “Downtown New Haven Burger, Brew and Stogie Stroll” on Thursday, November 6, at 6:30 p.m., in celebration of the museum’s newest exhibition: From Clocks to Lollipops: Made in New Haven
The Downtown New Haven Burger, Brew and Stogie Stroll will begin at the New Haven Museum, with brew guide Scott Vignola, former proprietor of the Luck & Levity Brewshop. Attendees will sample a selection of beers by the Thimble Island Brewing Company, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, and check out the related exhibition, “From Lollipops to Clocks: Made in New Haven,” with museum Executive Director Margaret Anne Tockarshewsky. Then they’ll grab cigars, take a leisurely stroll to Louis‘ Lunch for burgers, savor a beer flight at Prime 16 Tap House + Burgers, and end up at The Official Owl Shop Cigar Lounge.
The tour will include “Judge’s Cave” cigars, which are still made by F.D. Grave, the company that began producing them in New Haven in the 1880s and remained in the city for almost 100 years. In a nod to Elm City history, the stogies were named for the 17th-century, West Rock hideout of the regicides Edward Whalley and William Goffe, who fled prosecution by King Charles II.
Ticket prices include: two cigars, brew sampling and hors d’oeuvres at the New Haven Museum, a burger at Louis’ Lunch, and a beer flight at Prime 16 Tap House + Burgers. Early-bird tickets are $25, advance tickets, $30. Remaining tickets will be $35 at the door.
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“From Clocks to Lollipops: Made in New Haven,” runs through May 30, 2015, and features more than 100 objects, advertisements, trade cards, photographs and more, with a wide-ranging and sometimes humorous look at products made in New Haven over the past three centuries, including burgers, beer and stogies.
From the Colonial era to the present day, New Haven has produced an astonishing variety of goods, including hardware, carriages, automobile parts and accessories, firearms, corsets, clocks, carpeting, rubber overshoes, clothing, musical instruments, and candy ─ just to name a few. Many of the city’s factories served a national and even international market. The harbor was an important avenue for bringing in raw materials; railroads brought improved distribution of goods. Today, New Haven factories produce goods for the automobile, aerospace and electronics industries, and foodstuffs such as spaghetti sauce and bread
About the New Haven Museum
The New Haven Museum, founded in 1862 as the New Haven Colony Historical Society, is located in downtown New Haven at 114 Whitney Avenue. The Museum is currently celebrating 150 years of collecting, preserving and interpreting the history and heritage of Greater New Haven. Through its collections, exhibitions, programs and outreach, the Museum brings 375 years of New Haven history to life. For more information visit www.newhavenmuseum.org, or facebook.com/NewHavenMuseum or call 203-562-4183.