The Antiques Club of the Finger Lakes in partnership with the Geneva Historical Society will present the virtual program, "Early Hop Growing & Beer Production in the Genesee Country" by historian Jane Oakes on Zoom on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.
During the mid-19th century, New York State reigned as one of the largest producers of hops in the world. What led to the rise and fall of this hops empire? Historian Jane Oakes will tell the story using images of hop structures and pickers from Central and Western New York. Her PowerPoint presentations are lively and engaging, leading to consistent requests for return engagements.
Jane's research into local history has contributed to the placement of two structures in Livingston County onto the National Register of Historic Places (the Avon Opera Block and Avon's Five Arch Bridge). Jane has been a consultant for regional museums in the Western New York area, as well as for groups and individuals seeking advice on restoring historic opera houses. She has been a Revolutionary War, French and Indian War, and American Fur Trade Era re-enactor. She holds a BA in Theater with a minor in Anthropology, and an MA in History.
To attend the virtual meeting, you need a device, internet connection, and email address. To register, go to calendar at genevahistoricalsociety.com and click on the registration link or register by phone by calling the Geneva Historical Society at 315-789-5151. The necessary login information will be sent to you via email 24 hours prior to the program. Registrations are limited to 100 people and must be complete before 12 noon, February 25, the day of the program.