The Whiskey Rebellion

02nov5:30 pm8:00 pmThe Whiskey RebellionSpirits Tasting & Tour

Event Details

Look back at the hidden history of the Garden! Heritage Homestead at Pittsburgh Botanic Garden reflects Western Pennsylvania’s history and has a unique connection to the Whiskey Rebellion of the 1790’s. Join us to hear from local author and historian Brady Crytzer as he describes the factors leading up to this tax protest, the characters involved, and the significance to our region. A tour of the Walker-Ewing-Glass Log House and a whiskey/moonshine tasting from local McLaughlin Distillery will set the stage for the lecture.

$25 | Nonmembers $35  (Spirits tasting and tour included with ticket price)

About the Instructor

Brady J. Crytzer teaches history at Robert Morris University. A specialist in the Imperial History of North America, Crytzer is the host of the weekly hit podcast Dispatches: The Podcast of the Journal of the American Revolution. With over a million downloads and seven books to his credit, Crytzer is a leading voice in his field. Crytzer is the host of the cable series Battlefield Pennsylvania on the Pennsylvania Cable Network, and the winner of the Donna J. McKee and Donald S. Kelly Awards for Outstanding Scholarship and Service in History. His work has been featured in the Journal of the American Revolution, Pennsylvania Heritage, Game News, and Muzzleloader Magazine. His work has been reviewed in Publisher’s Weekly, Booklist, The Journal of Southern History, The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, and The Journal of Military History.

This program is suitable for adults over age 21. Please sign in to receive member discount.


(Wednesday) 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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If you are unable to attend, kindly give 48 hours notice to receive a refund, by calling the Garden at 412-444-4464. No refunds will be issued after that point. The Garden reserves the right to cancel a class due to low enrollment, or in the event of severe weather.

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