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Curator Conversation: Ferd Heim Brewery Poster

Sunday, June 23
Curator Conversation: Ferd Heim Brewery Poster
2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
$10 per person
Downstairs/Elixir, our Soda Fountain
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Join the Museum’s Curator of Collections Lisa Shockley for a guided conversation discussing an advertising poster from the Ferd Heim Brewery in Kansas City.

After the discussion, enjoy a scoop of ice cream in Elixir, included in the ticket price!

In 1870, Ferd Heim, Sr. opened the first family brewery in St. Louis. By 1890, his sons had moved to Kansas City and opened The Ferd Heim Brewing Company in the East Bottoms, at the corner of Guinotte & Chestnut. When Prohibition was enacted in 1920, the Heims sold their breweries and began concentrating on other business ventures, such as Electric Park. In 2018, J. Rieger & Company converted the old bottling works to become their distillery, the first dedicated distillery in Kansas City since Prohibition.

Original Watercolor Prototype for an Advertising Poster, Ferd Heim’s Brewing Company
paper, ink
artist: Walter Weber


10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Friday & Saturday
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Noon – 5:00 p.m.

General Admission is FREE