History Happy Hour at Proof

History Happy Hour at Proof

A row of chairs are lined up in front of an illuminated bar, backed will hundreds of bottles of liquor.In August 1794, President George Washington sent Lancaster lawyer Jasper Yeates to western Pennsylvania. Yeates’ mission: to negotiate with a group of angry frontier settlers who were engaged in violent resistance to the new federal tax on whiskey, an event now known as the Whiskey Rebellion. Unable to find a peaceful solution, Yeates encouraged President Washington to send federal troops to suppress the insurrection – setting a precedent for the federal government’s authority to respond to political resistance with force. How did Pennsylvania whiskey almost ruin our great American experiment? What can it teach us about citizen protest and American democracy? And was the whiskey really that good? LancasterHistory’s Stephanie Townrow will lead a lively discussion about the Whiskey Rebellion over a glass of Pennsylvania rye whiskey or another drink of your choice.

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In-Person Event Program

December 5, 2024 Proof, 30 N. Queen Street (Lower Level), Lancaster, PA 5:30 - 7:30pm