Seminar DC Brewmaster: Christian Heurich and the Immigrant Experience

Christian Heurich © Rusty Cans

Sat, 10/13/2018

Goethe-Institut Washington

Westminster, MD 21157

Speaker: Prof. Mark Benbow, Associate Professor of History & Politics, Marymount University

Heurich © Rusty Cans

At this American Goethe Society Oktoberfest, Marymount's Mark Benbow will discuss "DC's Brewmaster: Christian Heurich and the Immigrant Experience." From 11 am to noon, Dr. Benbow will offer a lecture on Heurich's experiences as an immigrant to the United States in the 1860s and 1870s. How did he assimilate, and what parts of his German heritage did he maintain? Also, how did he experience the World Wars as a German in America later in life?

The lecture will be followed by a catered lunch with local brews, and then we will reconvene for a moderated Q&A, where we will learn how Heurich convinced housewives to buy beer, the surprising history of the beer can, and more!

Advanced registration and ticket required by Tuesday, October 9.

$12 Members / $20 Non-Members / $15 Students

To RSVP, email Payments accepted via Paypal or check (see details on AGS Oktoberfest Flyer).

This event is generously supported by the Goethe-Institut Washington.