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The Real History of Thanksgiving

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According to the organizers:

Thanksgiving started back in the day of the Pilgrims…right?

In this talk, we’ll cover the whole history of the most American holiday, from what really happened in Plymouth, to the rush of nostalgia that made Thanksgiving a national holiday in the 19th century.

We’ll check out how immigrants and suburban housing developments further changed the holiday in the 20th century. And in every time period, we’ll look at menus from Thanksgivings past, from the original food festival, to the multi-meat feasts before the Civil War, to the stories behind iconic dishes of the modern era. You’ll find out why it can’t be thanksgiving with a pumpkin AND a chicken pie, and which Thanksgiving side dish is the most recent addition to the holiday canon.

This talk takes place at Threes Brewing (333 Douglass Street, Brooklyn), and each ticket includes a small beer from the selection on tap made by Threes Brewing, gratuity included.

Doors will open at 6pm, with the talk beginning around 6:20pm. Be sure to grab your drink before then! 21+ only.


November 23, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Threes Brewing
333 Douglas Street
Brooklyn , NY United States
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