By: Chris Flook—
Muncie, IN—On Saturday, January 27, the Delaware County Historical Society will host its fourth annual beer tasting fundraiser at the Fickle Peach. From 1:00-3:00pm, guests will sample four different regional craft beers, hear a history presentation Muncie Strikes: A Story of Labor, and can take part in our silent auction. T-shirts and other DCHS items will be on sale.
This year’s beer line up includes:
1). Flat 12 Holy Cross Raspberry Kolsch
2). Flat 12 White IPA
3). Sierra Nevada Cocoa Coconut Narwhal Bourbon Barrel Aged (Super Rare)
4). Rodenbach Vintage 2015 Sour
The Fickle Peach’s entire bar will also be open throughout the event.
The Muncie Strikes presentation will explore the history of labor in Muncie and Delaware County. The program highlights the struggle of the working class for decent wages, job security, and access to healthcare throughout the 20th century. Since the Gas Boom, Muncie history has long been told through the lens of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs. Yet, without labor, none of these enterprises would’ve been successful. Conflicts between company and worker have shaped the story of Muncie as much as access to the White River. As concerns about the same issues continue to grow in 2018, the Delaware County Historical Society offers a story of the past to perhaps guide the present. The presentation will be given by Delaware County Historical Society director Derek Tulowitzky.
Tickets are $30 and limited to 100 due to capacity restrictions. Those interested are encouraged to purchase a ticket ahead of time at the Fickle Peach, the Delaware County Historical Society, or online at: https://goo.gl/UfNRJK
Tickets also will get patron’s $5 off all silent auction items and $5 off a membership.
All proceeds are tax deductible, the Delaware County Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) organization.
The annual fundraising event marks the beginning of the Delaware County Historical Society’s annual fundraising and programming efforts. In 2018, the DCHS will focus on public art by launching three projects related to local history including the re-dedication of the Muncie High School Bell, building a state of local Civil Rights leader Hurley Goodall, and the return of the Charles Willard Statue from Tennessee.
About the Delaware County Historical Society
The DCHS exists to enhance community development and quality of life in Delaware County by fostering a deeper understanding and appreciation of local history and culture through advocacy, education, interpretation, stewardship, and service.
For more information about the Beer Tasting and the DCHS, visit: http://www.delawarecountyhistory.org/