History with a Twist— The History of Providence’s Hanley Brewing Co.
Dr. Gregory Theberge puts the history of a 19th-century Providence brewery on tap. In 1820, two brothers from Sharon, Massachusetts, purchased a parcel of land on the corner of Fountain and Jackson Streets in Providence, Rhode Island, and built themselves a brewery. Beer would continue to be brewed at this location for 137 years. In what would become the second largest brewery in Rhode Island, The James Hanley Company was a landmark in Rhode Island for many years until its close in 1957.
As part of Gallery Night Providence, the first floor of the John Brown House Museum is open free of charge from 5:00pm-8:00pm.