2019 Presidents’ Day History Happy Hour

2019 Presidents’ Day History Happy Hour

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On Monday, February 18, join LancasterHistory for a Presidents’ Day History Happy Hour at Wacker Brewing Co.! The event will focus on our 15th president, James Buchanan, and his 1856 presidential campaign.

Logo for Old Buck Brew. Image has illustrated Buchanan riding on the back of a buck.
Logo for Old Buck Brew by Foxduck. Logo will be imprinted on special edition pint glasses and stickers.

Attendees can sip Buchanan-inspired cocktails from Thistlefinch Distillery while enjoying Wacker’s food and drink menu. LancasterHistory’s resident Buchanan enthusiast, Stephanie Townrow, will share historical tidbits and lead revelers in an exploration of Buchanan’s campaign music. Local musicians will perform music from his campaign, including several folksy Buchanan campaign songs.

In addition, Wacker will tap its “Old Buck Brew” for the first time at the event. The beer is an homage to James Buchanan, who was called “Old Buck” by his supporters. This brew will be available for purchase in addition to the brewery’s regular drink menu. Special pint glasses and stickers commemorating the Old Buck Brew launch will also be sold at the event.

The Presidents’ Day History Happy Hour will begin at 5:30pm at Wacker Brewing Co., 417 W. Grant Street, Lancaster. Musicians will perform from 5:30 to 7:30pm and Townrow’s talk on Buchanan’s campaign history will begin around 6pm. Attendees can purchase tickets for $5 in advance or $8 at the door (At the door tickets subject to availability and space constraints. Advance tickets strongly recommended.). Parking is available in Wacker’s lot and overflow parking will be available in the Groff Funeral Home lot, 528 W. Orange Street, subject to availability.

All ages welcome (must be 21 to enjoy Old Buck Brew and other alcoholic drinks).

Off-Site Event

February 18, 2019 Wacker Brewing Co., 417 W. Grant St. in Lancaster 5:30 - 7:30pm $5 Advance Cover Charge | $8 Cover Charge At Door