Postponed: To Missouri! Toasts, Drinking and Early Missouri Politics

10/8/2022 | First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site | St. Charles, MO

This event has been postponed until spring 2023. The exact will be announced soon.

Beer, wine and spirits played a significant role in early American politics. From stumping and electioneering to celebratory banquets, the drinks flowed along with the rhetoric. When Missouri’s founding fathers gathered for dinners and picnics, long portions of their celebrations were spent toasting all manner of beliefs, issues, heroes and loved ones. This presentation examines the importance of drink in early politics and the ways in which it became entwined in ritual and expression.

This lecture is presented by historian Christopher Alan Gordon, who currently serves as the director of Library and Collections for the Missouri Historical Society in St. Louis.

This event is free and open to the public; however, we ask that interested parties call our site to RSVP, as we plan to provide refreshments. For more information or to RSVP, please call 636-940-3322.

Program Time: 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
200 S. Main St., St. Charles, MO | 636-940-3322

Associated activities

  • Interpretive Programs