Join us for a Philly Cider Week 2019 Special Event:
Building on a well-attended lecture at this year's CiderFest, the Fairmount Park Conservancy's Historic House Program is thrilled to welcome back cider historian Mark Turdo to Lemon Hill Mansion for a lunch-time lecture for Philly Cider Week! Join us for a “talk & tasting” with Mark presenting his lecture "Did Prohibition Prohibit Cider?" Mark will explain how prohibition is often blamed for abruptly ending American cider, yet it didn’t change our taste for beer, wine, or spirits. Find out how Prohibition did and did not change our cider culture. Through his popular Cider History Roadshow lectures that combine history, science, and humor, Mark offers audiences an appreciation for our past and current cider culture. The talk will be complemented by a tasting from Dressler Estate cider and spread of brunch food .
This lecture will be presented in the beautiful Oval Room of Lemon Hill, a historic mansion with iconic views of both center city skyline and the Schuylkill River (it’s located just above Boathouse Row). Lemon Hill Mansion was built in 1800 as a summer retreat by Henry Pratt, a prosperous Philadelphia merchant. He named it “Lemon Hill” after the lemon trees in the greenhouse. After Henry Pratt’s death in 1838, Lemon Hill became the first parkland formally acquired by the City for the creation of Fairmount Park. Since then, Lemon Hill has seen a variety of uses, including a German beer garden, a site for concerts, and a restaurant. Today, Lemon Hill is open for visitors between April and mid-December. For more info, visit parkcharms.org