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Story of the Whiskey Rebellion
July 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Register online or call 724.941.9430 #1.
Todd DePastino tells the story of the Whiskey Rebellion, a massive armed uprising and secessionist movement in the American West, which then included Pittsburgh. Sparked by Alexander Hamilton’s excise tax on whiskey in 1791, the rebellion was the first major test of the newly constituted federal government and is misunderstood today. Come to hear about the Mingo Creek Association, the proposed independent republic of Westsylvania, “Tom the Tinker,” and General John Neville, whose mansion was burned to the ground in the “Battle of Bower Hill” in July 1794. Todd DePastino is the founder and executive director of the Veterans Breakfast Club.