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First Friday: Food as an Art!

  • Heurich House Museum 1307 New Hampshire Avenue Northwest Washington United States (map)

Local food distributor, Neek & Nan’s is bringing their Fresh Seasonings and Sauces to the Heurich House Museum for First Friday Dupont on September 6th from 6-8pm. Guest are invited to shop locally made food and create their own food art with colored pencils, markers, and collage paper.

The museum’s doors will be open for guests to explore the family home of DC's most successful brewer, Christian Heurich, and learn more about his historic brewery in the exhibit HOME/BREWED: How the Chr. Heurich Brewing Co. Witnessed DC History. 

This is event is free and open to the public.  Local beer will be on tap and snacks will be available for purchase. The Castle Garden will be open weather permitting.

Our Commitment to Local Makers: 

The Heurich mansion was built by local artisans in 1894. The home is not only a masterpiece of craftsmanship, but the legacy of a small business owner who came to this country with $200 and rose to be the largest non-governmental employer in Washington, DC. 

Because of the story of craftsmanship and entrepreneurship associated with our property, the Heurich House Museum works with local artisans and creative businesses throughout the year.

About Neek & Nan’s: Fresh Seasoning Blends:  

“Neek and Nan's exists because we believe cooking is an essential element in health, family unity and deliciousness. We hope to encourage our community to take control of their health and get back in the kitchen. It's easy with Neek and Nan's. You don't have to figure out which vegetables and herbs to buy, purchasing a bunch of them, only to use them once, in one dish, then throwing them out because you didn't use them fast enough. Nor do you have to fret over a high sodium content when flavoring your food with Neek and Nan's because our seasoning blends contain ZERO salt.”


HOME/BREWED: How the Chr. Heurich Brewing Co. Witnessed DC History is a rotating exhibition of over 1,000 items – including bottles, cans, signs, and branded objects of every kind – from the Chr. Heurich Brewing Co. (1873-1956), Washington, DC’s hometown brewery.

The collection – which ranges from bottles, cans, and kegs to signs, employee photos, and branded everyday objects – is currently on loan from local collector Jack Blush who accumulated it over 40 years. The Heurich House Museum plans to acquire the collection and display it permanently, and has started a fundraising campaign to achieve this goal. This large collection is especially important as much of the Chr. Heurich Brewing Co. history was lost when the archives building, which contained records and marketing materials from its founding onward, was lost in a fire in 1938.

The collection and exhibition has the potential to help DC better understand its local history. The Chr. Heurich Brewing Co. was a homegrown business and household name in the District at a time when all beer was regional and everyone drank their hometown beer brand. At its peak, the brewery was the largest non-governmental employer in the city.

The museum hopes that the exhibit, and the questions it poses, will prompt visitors to share their own stories and objects and participate in the knowledge-building process.

About First Friday Dupont: 

Enter the heart of DCs art scene the first Friday of every month from 6-8 pm. Participating galleries and museums will host special programming and exhibitions. To see a list of participating sites, please visit

Earlier Event: September 5
1921 in the Castle Garden