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ImpactCR Siren Wednesday, featuring History on Tap (Lion Bridge Brewing Company)

ImpactCR and the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library are partnering to bring History on Tap to Siren Wednesday! Siren Wednesdays are after work social gatherings at Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance member bars and restaurants. They occur on the first Wednesday of each month and serve as a way for young professionals to network with each other in a relaxing environment.

Siren Wednesday for March 1 will be held at Lion Bridge Brewing Company in Czech Village beginning at 5:30pm, and ending at 7:30pm.

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History on Tap: An Amusing Look at the Corridor’s Food & Drink History
Learn about what life was like for folks living in Iowa City and Cedar Rapids in the mid-19th century. This was a time when women weren’t allowed to drink in public, the pub on the corner had beer but nowhere to sit, and the main form of transportation was the stage coach. See what the restaurant and bar scene in the Corridor was like over 150 years ago, find out where people were imbibing, and learn what they were eating – plus other local history secrets!

About the Presenter:
Rachel Wobeter is the NCSML’s Development & Fundraising Events Manager and a self-proclaimed foodie/food historian/food lover. She learned to cook when she was 5, because she was hungry, and hasn’t stopped cooking since. After working as a local-food system advocate, starting farmers markets and teaching children about gardening and nutrition, she shifted her focus to museums and earned a certificate in Museum Studies from the University of Iowa. While earning her certificate, she helped design an exhibit about Iowa’s culinary history for the Old Capitol Museum in Iowa City. This exhibit sparked Rachel’s interest in local food history and inspired her to create Iowa City’s first-ever historic walking food tour in 2015, where she led guests on a tour of 19th food and beverages.





March 1, 2017
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Free, with RSVP
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National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library


Lion Bridge Brewing Company
59 16th Ave SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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