Christian Heurich’s granddaughter, Jan Evans, will host a special History & Hops at the Heurich House Museum on July 20th from 6:30-8:30pm. Mrs. Evans was very close to her grandparents, Christian and Amelia Heurich, and lived with them for a time in their Dupont Circle mansion. She will discuss her time in Washington, D.C. as well as her family’s history and legacy. Guests will be able to speak directly with Mrs. Evans as well as enjoy beer, snacks, and tours of the historic Heurich House Museum.
Born in Hawaii, Mrs. Evans has lived in Japan, Cuba, Florida, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. A local business-woman, she is a current board member of the Association of Oldest Inhabitants of Washington, D.C. and Director of the Friends of the National World War II Memorial. Mrs. Evans was also instrumental in establishing her grandparents’ home as a museum. Together with her cousin Gary Heurich, she created the Heurich House Foundation and helped the organization purchase the Heurich mansion in 2003, from the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. The Heurich House museum would not exist today, in its intact form, without her intervention.
Guests at History & Hops will have the chance to meet and speak with Mrs. Evans as she recounts her time spent in Washington, D.C. with her grandparents between 1930 and 1956. The museum will also feature a variety of drinks to celebrate Mrs. Evans’ time spent traveling the world.
Tickets for History & Hops hosted by Jan Evans are $30 per person and include tastings, snacks, and tours of the Heurich House Museum. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit http://bit.ly/HHJuly2017. Guests must be 21 or older.
All proceeds benefit the preservation and growth of the Heurich House Museum.
About History & Hops: History & Hops is a monthly series at the Heurich House Museum that highlights the home’s brewery-related history. The museum preserves the former Dupont Circle home of D.C.’s most successful brewer Christian Heurich (1842-1945) and enriches the cultural life of Washington, DC. Every third Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, the museum partners with local beer insiders for house tours and beer tastings. Tours through Heurich’s well-preserved Victorian mansion will feature information about his brewery and the D.C. region’s rich brewing history. All proceeds benefit the preservation and growth of the Heurich House Museum.
About Heurich House Museum: The Heurich House Museum preserves the legacy of Christian Heurich and enriches the cultural life of Washington, DC. The mansion was built from 1892-94 by German immigrant, local brewer, and philanthropist Christian Heurich (1842-1945). Recognized as Washington, D.C.’s most successful brewer, he ran the Chr. Heurich Brewing Co. until his death at 102. The mansion is notable for its technological innovations, original interiors, and rich archival collection of one of the most important local families. The museum, located at 1307 New Hampshire Avenue in Dupont Circle, is open for regular public events and public tours Thursday through Saturday at 11:30 am, 1:00 and 2:30 pm. Private tours and event rentals are also available. For more information, visit heurichhouse.org or call 202-429-1894.