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History on Tap

Friday, June 7 | 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

A happy hour like no other!

Join us on Friday, June 7, for a happy hour like no other, set in our 19th-century Historic Village!

Sample local craft beers, wines, and ciders – including GCV&M’s own historical brews! Live music, food, and after-hours access to the Museum all make for a fun and unique night out with friends. Tickets for this event must be purchased online in advance, as space is limited. This event is for adults ages 21+ (no infants/small children allowed). Please bring a valid form of ID, as it will be checked at the door.

Tickets for this event are not yet on sale – please check back soon!

Event sponsor:

rogrbach

Historic happy hour

Calling all history and craft beverage lovers – this is an event you don’t want to miss! Admission to History on Tap includes tastings of local beers, wines, and ciders, live music, and access to historic homes throughout the Village, staffed by knowledgeable costumed tradespeople. 


Craft beverage vendors

Visit with representatives from breweries, wineries, and cideries on-site and sample away!

CRAFT BEVERAGE VENDORS

  • Leonard Oakes Winery
  • Steampunk Cidery
  • Brickyard Brewing
  • Eli Fish Brewing Company
  • Dublin Corners Brewing
  • Woodlawn Distilling
  • Iron Smoke Distillery
  • Talking Cursive Brewing Company
  • Rohrbach’s Brewing Company
  • VioTeas
  • Bee Spit Meadery
  • 810 Meadworks
  • Triphammer Bierwerks
  • Lilly Belle Meads

Check back as our list of participating vendors grows! 

Come hungry!

Make sure to come hungry when you visit for History on Tap! Enjoy Village-made soft pretzels (a crowd favorite), historical treats from the D.B. Munger & Co. Confectionery, and more! 

FOOD VENDORS

  • Steve & Al’s Steakout
  • KP’s Kettle Corn
  • Divanna Chocolates
  • Peter’s Pickles
  • Laughing Gull Chocolates
 
Check back as our list of participating vendors grows!

Live Music!

Two beer gardens with two live musical acts!

MUSICAL GROUPS

  • Join Kara Fink for a jazzy folk acoustic performance on Village Square Stage.
  • Stop by the Davis Beer Garden to hear an energetic rock performance by Blue Envy.

Try GCV&M's Historical Beers

Did you know that at GCV&M you can always find two historic beers on tap, brewed referencing 19th-century recipes and ingredients? 

Fat Ox Ale is an American Brown Ale, and Stocking Hill Ale is an American Wheat Ale. Both are brewed by Rohrbach Brewing Co. in Rochester, NY. Visitors to History on Tap will have the opportunity to sample both, and buy pints! Elevate your experience by purchasing a salt-glazed stoneware beer stein, handcrafted here at GCV&M by our village potters. 

Tour Grieve's Brewery

Did you know that GCV&M is one of the only museums in the United States with a working 19th-century brewery? Grieve’s Brewery is a reconstruction of a c. 1803 brewery from Geneva, NY, with portions of Rochester’s old Enright Brewery (closed in 1907) and an early timber-framed structure from West Bloomfield, NY. Brewing demonstrations rely on gravity during much of the process, with liquids either pumped by hand or ladled into troughs throughout the building. 

Take a tour through all 3 levels of our brewery and learn how in 1850, New York State became a leading producer of hops.

Ticket Information

This event is for adults ages 21+ (no infants/small children allowed). Please bring a valid form of ID, as it will be checked at the door.

Tickets for this event are not yet on sale – please check back soon!

FAQs

Is there ample parking?

Parking is free and plentiful! Park in any of the main lots at the front of the Museum. Please leave the first two bays available for handicapped parking. 

How do I show my purchased tickets?

Please have your ticket(s) either printed out OR pulled up on your phone screen and ready for scanning for quick and easy check-in. Pro-tip: take a screenshot of each of your tickets to have ready and pulled up on your phone screen! Please note: Wifi can sometimes be spotty at the front of the Museum. 

Is this event 21+?

Yes – this event is for adults ages 21+ (no infants/small children allowed). Please bring a valid form of ID, as it will be checked at the door.

Is this event rain or shine?

Yes! This event is rain or shine. The Museum will only cancel in case of a severe weather emergency.

How should I dress?

Please dress accordingly for the predicted weather conditions.  

We recommend wearing a good pair of walking shoes – there is a lot to see and do, and surfaces in the Historic Village (brick paths, cobblestone, grass), can be uneven. 

Are service animals welcome?

Yes! Leashed service animals are welcome with proper identification. 

What if I need a refund for my ticket?

We’re sorry to hear that you’re not able to attend! Tickets may be refunded only up to 7 days prior to the event date and are strictly non-transferable by date, entry time, or program. 

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