UNCG University Libraries is excited to launch the new project “Well Crafted: A History of Downtown Greensboro Brewing.” This project will collect and promote the history of breweries in downtown Greensboro from the saloons of the 1890s to the craft breweries of today. We will be conducting oral history interviews with many of the key players in the downtown Greensboro brewing scene, digitizing materials related to local brewing history, and creating timelines and maps to help trace the changes in the brewing industry in Greensboro.
You can follow our progress and learn more about local beer history on our soon-to-be-launched website: http://www.wellcraftednc.com. We’ll also be active across a number of social media channels:
- Facebook (wellcraftedNC)
- Twitter (@wellcratednc)
- Instagram (@wellcraftednc)
- Tumblr (wellcraftednc.tumblr.com)
Also, stay tuned for details on a big project launch event in April 2018 (coinciding with North Carolina Beer Month)!
|Image of the Cascade Saloon in Downtown Greensboro (1904-1905), taken from the pictorial promotional booklet “Southward the Sun of Progress Shines.”|
Well Crafted is supported by the 2017-2018 UNCG University Libraries Innovation and Program Enrichment Grant Award. Project leaders are David Gwynn (ERIT), Richard Cox (ERIT), and Erin Lawrimore (SCUA). If you have questions, you can contact us through social media or at wellcraftednc AT gmail DOT com.