Hundreds enjoyed the inaugural “History and Hops” event held on the grounds of the historic Hanover Courthouse on June 2. The event had a Revolutionary-era theme, with customed interpreters, local historical resources including Patrick Henry and Thomas Jefferson, and strolling musicians playing colonial music.
“We are fortunate to have historic assets such as the original Hanover Courthouse that provided the perfect setting for this unique event,” said Parks and Recreation Director Aaron Reidmiller. “Highlighting these assets and sharing their stories is an important part of our service delivery at Hanover Parks and Recreation and the Hanover Museum of History and Culture.”
Attendees also enjoyed a variety of craft beers.
Reidmiller said he hoped to hold the event again next year. Hanover County is one of the localities participating in the VA 250 commemoration of independence from Great Britain. “History and Hops is a unique opportunity for Hanover County to highlight its role in the American Revolution and to mark the beginning of the Virginia 250 Commemoration,” Reidmiller said.
“We were excited to have so many partner organizations at the event, serving as costumed interpreters and leading activities and demonstrations. The event provided a unique opportunity for these organizations to connect with the public who may not be familiar with their efforts to highlight and preserve Hanover History.”
Read here for more information about local efforts regarding the commemoration.