Hamden, CT --- Beer lovers and history buffs will have something to celebrate this coming Wednesday, November 21st, from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. when Hamden’s own MIKRO Brew Pub and Restaurant, 177 Sherman Avenue, hosts “Raise a Glass to Raise the Roof.”
The fundraising event will benefit the Hamden Historical Society as it strives to recover from the devastating effects of last May’s tornado that smashed the roof of its iconic headquarters, the Jonathan Dickerman House (1792), located at 105 Mount Carmel Avenue in Hamden.
The extreme weather event left the Hamden legacy building with a gaping hole that threatened the antique hearth and home furnishings inside. The contents of the building have since been secured, but the roof needs to be repaired and the next door cider mill will need to be completely deconstructed, damaged frame portions repaired and replaced using period-specific methods and the entire building re-constructed on the same site.
“It’s a shame,” said Ken Minkema, Hamden Historical Society President,” that this amazing 300-year old house and cider mill, which have been part of our town’s history since before the American Revolution and have been visited by thousands of Hamden students over the years, could be nearly destroyed in a matter of minutes. It’s time for the Hamden community to come together to rescue the house and cider mill, and we are delighted that MIKRO has offered to host this fundraising event to help us do just that.”
On Thursday, November 15th, MIKRO patrons will have the opportunity to enjoy one of many ciders from a host of cider makers all around the state and $1 per glass will go to support the Hamden Historical Society to rescue the iconic Jonathan Dickerman House and cider mill, and help preserve Hamden’s legacy.
The MIKRO Brew Pub & Restaurant is located at the site of the old Mt. Carmel railroad station at 177 Sherman Avenue. From Whitney, it is the right turn immediately after the "40 MPH" speed limit sign, after you pass the Dunkin' Donuts shopping plaza (see map).
Details about the Jonathan Dickerman House available HERE.