Public Engagement

Brewseum Exhibit

In addition to serving on the National Advisory Board of the Chicago Brewseum, I served as a content specialize on the design team to create the Brewseum’s first major exhibit, showcasing Chicago’s early brewing industry through the perspective of its German immigrant population.

Set to debut at a major Chicago museum in November 2018, this exhibit will run through 2020.


Media Articles

Sunday law aren’t about Christianity–they’re about economics,” Washington Post Made by History blog, March 25, 2018.

Closed, Thanks for the Memories–An Argument for Historical Preservation,” Good Beer Hunting, March 7, 2018.

When it comes to beer, politics is always on tap,” Washington Post Made by History blog, November 22, 2017.

How Budweiser’s Super Bowl Ad Taps America’s Contentious Immigration Past,” The Atlantic, February 5, 2017.


Public Talks

“Beer, Bigots, and Brawls: When the Nord Seite Marched on City Hall,” Chicago Brewseum fundraiser at Crystal Lake Brewing Company, Crystal Lake, Illinois. Oct. 3, 2018.

“Sunday Freedom: Liquor Bans, Lager Beer, and German Immigrants,” Chicago Brewseum fundraiser at Thieme & Wagner Brewery, Lafayette, Indiana. Sept. 27, 2018.

“A Spice of Sin: German Immigrants, Lager Beer, and Chicago’s Sunday Liquor Ban of 1872,” Chicago Brewseum fundraiser at Metropolitan Brewing, Chicago, Illinois. Aug. 15, 2018

“Brewing in the 19th Century: How Immigrants made Lager Beer ‘King’ in America,” History on Tap Lafayette, Lafayette, Indiana. Nov. 8, 2017.


Media Appearances

  • Radio Interview, “How Budweiser’s Super Bowl Ad Taps America’s Contentious Immigration Past,” The Michael Smerconish Program, Sirius XM Radio, February 6, 2017.

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