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Nerd Nite is a monthly lecture event that strives for an inebriated, salacious, yet deeply academic vibe. It’s often about science or technology, but by no means is it limited to such topics. And it’s definitely entertaining. Our unofficial tag line is “It’s like the Discovery Channel – with beer!” There are Nerd Nites around the world, Philadelphia is just one of them. Take a gander at http://nerdnite.com for more info.
Shane Confectionery’s Laurel Burmeister will discussing the Berley Brother’s historic ice cream, soda, and confectionery collection. She’ll be focusing on a c. 1876 Philadelphia broadside and some supplemental archives to discuss the origins of the ice cream soda, the politics of ice, professional rivalries, and the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition.