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1794 Whiskey Rebellion

April 20 @ 6:30 pm 8:00 pm EDT

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Due to limited seating, reservations are strongly encouraged.

The Lawrence County Historical Society’s Programs and Public Relations Committee is pleased to announce its upcoming ‘1794 Whiskey Rebellion’ speaker event.

The 1794 uprising of farmers and distillers in Western PA was in protest of a whiskey tax enacted by the US Federal Government. Following years of aggression with tax collectors, the region finally exploded in a confrontation that resulted in President George Washington sending in troops to quell what some feared could become a full-blown revolution.

The Whiskey Rebellion is considered one of the first major tests of the authority of the newly formed US Government.

History Professor Brady Crytzer, Robert Morris University, will provide an in depth study of this rebellion. A former resident of Lawrence County, he has been a presenter previously at the Lawrence County Historical Society. Professor Crytzer will be available for book signing following the event.

BOOK: The Whiskey Rebellion: A Distilled History of an American Crisis by Brady J. Crytzer (2023 Westholme Publishing)

HOSTED BY: Lawrence County Historical Society

EVENT SPONSORS: Almira Foundation

DATE and TIME: 6:30 – 8:00 pm on April 20, 2024

LOCATION: 408 North Jefferson Street, New Castle PA 16101 (Medure History Annex)

TICKET COST: A $5 per person donation will be charged

Reservations are strongly encouraged as seating is limited.


  1. VISIT the Lawrence County Historical Society’s office any Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday between 11 am and 4 pm
  2. CALL (724) 658-4022 the Lawrence County Historical Society any Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday between 11 am and 4 pm
  3. EMAIL

Make your $5 Reservation TODAY!
Join us April 20 at the Lawrence County Historical Society for a presentation on “The 1794 Whiskey Rebellion

408 North Jefferson Street
New Castle, PA 16101 United States
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