Chatham Historical Society’s Annual History & Hops Event 2019
Submitted by Marianne Ivers
The Chatham Historical Society’s 4th Annual History & Hops event held on Friday, October 25, 2019, turned out to be a delightful evening with over 160 attendees. The focus of the evening was to celebrate Chatham’s Main Street and its past and present business establishments which all help to maintain the health and vibrancy of the downtown area.
Along with vintage Chatham photos and historic information about Main Street, delicious food, wine and, of course, beer, both imported and local, including beer from Chatham’s Twin Elephant Brewing Company, were served. Live entertainment was provided by “Unplugged,” the band of Chatham’s own Mike McLaughlin, Sal Arnuk, and Chris Tomaino. Among the Chatham businesses that contributed to the successful soiree were Chatham Bagel, Sorriso, Purple Aadvark, Village Paint and Hardware, as well as 233 Main and Catering.
“The Historical Society would like to thank all the people who attended our History & Hops event. There were old friends and new, council members and Main Street proprietors. The theme was historic Main Street. A number of Main Street businesses contributed door prizes which helped to make the event extra special. It was a fun evening and we look forward to seeing everyone at the 5th Annual History & Hops next year and encourage everyone to shop locally,” said Helen Ann Rosenfeld, President of the Chatham Historical Society.