The Virginia Museum of History & Culture continues its opening celebrations with a toast to Virginia beer, wine and spirits.
The Richmond museum’s latest exhibit “Cheers, Virginia!” opens Aug. 6. It takes a look at the traditions associated with alcoholic beverages, spanning all corners of the commonwealth. The exhibit will continue through Jan. 29, 2023.
Alcohol has been a part of life in Virginia for more than four centuries. From the arrival of the first Europeans, winemaking, brewing and distilling have been the work of Virginians, and their products have been enjoyed widely.
Shaped by the land and the innovation and creativity of its makers, Virginia continues to play a unique role in the story of alcohol in America. “Cheers, Virginia!” explores how makers have used their talent and enthusiasm to connect with and represent the people, places and history of the state.
The exhibition explores how these makers have affected life in the commonwealth, including early V...
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