Heurich Happenings

You know what pairs well? Craft Beer + Garden Crafts. Get Crafty! at 1921, a Biergarten, grab a local craft beverage and join us for free crafting every third Wednesday from 4-8pm.
Happy Heurich “Christmas in July!” On Thursday, July 25th from 5-8pm, celebrate DC’s craftspeople - past and present - in the museum’s biergarten.
Researched by Lost Lagers, brewed by Right Proper Brewing Co. in partnership with the Heurich House, with a can design by Mike Van Hall, this century old beer will be available in August.
Heurich House Museum is preparing for Civic Season with Made By Us, a celebration of self-discovery and civics co-created by Gen Z and cultural institutions that unleashes access to history and showcases the power of democracy.
One urgent project that topped the list was the original cast iron stairs and porch in the rear of the house.  The cast iron work dates from 1914 when the North wing addition was added.  Over the decades there were several temporary attempts to stabilize them. But the structure holding everything up was beginning to fail.  Pieces of steel added here and some floor jacks add there.  With the financial help of a grant, it was time to bring this porch and stairs back their original beauty and functionality.  
KAMA DC and the Heurich Urban Manufacturing Incubator present the 3rd annual Im/migrant-Owned Mini Markt on Saturday, June 22nd, 2024 from 3-8 pm in the Heurich House Museum’s biergarten, 1921. The Markt falls during National Immigrant Heritage Month, Civic Season, and the National Week of Making; by commemorating these communities, we are collectively engaging in a civic action. Many of the local small-scale manufacturers the incubator works with are immigrants.
This year each meet-up will focus on a different topic and be hosted by a member of the group! The host will pose a series of discussion questions and share their experience on the topic. Of course, all discussions are welcome and encouraged even if they are not on topic! 
This May, during AAPI Heritage month, artist Xena Ni will transform the Heurich House Museum into a portal to the future with her interactive art installation, Good Fortunes. Travel to the future with visionary Asian Americans and return with reasons for hope in the present. Good Fortunes is the second installment of the We Should Talk series, a participatory installation that invites you to join visionary Asian American womxn in imagining and shaping the future, created by Philippa Pham Hughes, Adele Yiseol Kenworthy, and Xena Ni. 
As the city blooms for the National Cherry Blossom festival from March 20th to April 14th, celebrate “City in Bloom” in the museum’s biergarten. Our Castle Garden is an oasis from the city featuring dozens of species that bloom all year round - to celebrate the start of spring, enjoy botanical crafts, curated decor, Japanese art, games, and a specially curated bar menu. 
In 2024, the Heurich Mansion turns 130! Celebrating our last decade and looking towards our 130th anniversary, we’re introducing 130 celebratory individual memberships which includes a limited-edition Senate Beer magnum bottle.
The DC Public Library is partnering with the Heurich House Museum to open a holiday shop featuring locally-made and Library-themed goods: The Markt at MLK. Starting on Small Business Saturday, November 25th through Sunday, December 17th, find over a dozen products for gift-giving this season at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library.
If you happened to stop by 1921, a biergarten on the third Wednesday evening of the month during the summer you might have been surprised by what you saw. In addition to the usual craft beverages you might find beads, scissors, mod podge and decorative papers spread across the tables and people chatting away with neighbors they may not have known an hour ago. 
From December 1-3, 2023, stroll through the museum’s festive holiday craft market with a Glühwein in hand and find the perfect holiday gifts for your loved ones. This year, Christmas Markt will feature 50+ local small-scale makers, a mini exhibit about our historic revival of the Chr. Heurich Brewing Co.’s Senate Beer, children’s ornament making, tour the historic home decorated for Christmas, and more.

The Heurich House Museum presents it’s 2nd annual Art All Night: Dupont Circle “Mini Markt” on Saturday, September 30, 2023 from 7pm-midnight in the Museum’s biergarten, 1921. Meet and shop from 10 local artisans and makers while exploring turn-of-the-century DC brewing history in our HOME/BREWED exhibit and enjoying a specially curated menu of beers from DC Brewers’ Guild members.

I joined the Heurich House Museum (HHM) team in January as a public programs consultant evaluating all programming from the past 10 years, determining what to keep and what had run its course. By the end of Spring 2023, I would deliver a program plan with clear outlined goals and launch two pilot programs. For me, joining HHM was an opportunity to engage within the DC community and really make an impact. I was excited for this challenge!