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CNY Hops: The Birth, Death & Rebirth of an Industry

July 9 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

CNY Hops: The Birth, Death & Rebirth of an Industry

July 9 Quarantine Coffee Hour examines hops industry in Central New York

Join the Erie Canal Museum on Facebook Live at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 9 for our weekly Quarantine Coffee Hour. The program is free and open to the public.

Matthew Urtz, historian for New York’s Madison County, will discuss the history of the hops industry in Central New York. Hops are one of the key ingredients in beer making. During the mid-1800s, Central New York led the country in hops production. Urtz will use photos and other historical records to talk about the industry in the region, from its height in the late 19th century, to its low in the mid-20th century, and to its rebirth in the early 21st century.

You can learn more through a feature article on the topic. The story will be available on the Newsroom page of our website Monday, July 6.

Share questions beforehand by commenting on the Quarantine Coffee Hour Facebook event, or by emailing Your questions will help make the program even more informative. And please be sure to ask questions during the discussion!

We look forward to seeing you for Quarantine Coffee Hour, live on our Facebook page at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 9!

In response to the COVID-19 crisis and to protect visitors, volunteers, and staff, the Museum is closed to the public until further notice. This online event is a great way to learn Canal history as we all do our part to stay safe and healthy. Until we open our doors, we are working diligently to serve you through these types of programs. We greatly appreciate your support as we face financial uncertainty. If you’d like to make a donation to the Museum, please click here.


The Erie Canal Museum is partially supported by a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.


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