Vernors 150th Anniversary Party

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Celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Vernors with the Detroit Historical Society!

During the week of June 5-11, 2016, there will be a special Vernors display at the Detroit Historical Museum, local restaurants will offer unique menu items using Vernors as one of the ingredients, the Detroit Experience Factory will lead a ginger beer crawl (more info at and we are lighting Detroit green and yellow! Check this page as the event approaches for participating restaurants and buildings you should keep an eye on for special lighting, including the anniversary message planned for the COBO Center marquee.

On Saturday, June 11, join us for the main event, Vernors 150th Anniversary Party at the Detroit Historical Museum! Activities will include:
• A Vernors-themed poker run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (more info at
• A screening of "Detroit Remember When: Made in the Motor City" at 11 a.m. A chat with filmmaker Bill Kubota will follow the film.
• The Vernors Gnome live and in-person, signing autographs from noon to 5 p.m.
• A Vernors history presentation from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
• A book signing for 'Vernor’s Ginger Ale' by author Keith Wunderlich at 2 p.m.
• A presentation on James Vernor in MOLLUS (Civil War Legion) from 2:15 to 2:45 p.m.
• A toast by James Vernor V and James Vernor VI, great-great-grandson and great-great-great grandson of James Vernor at 4 p.m.
• A world record attempt for the most Vernors drinkers at 4:30 p.m.

Vernors floats, cream ales and Boston Coolers will be for sale at the museum from 1 to 4 p.m. Proceeds will go toward the purchase of a historic marker to commemorate the oldest soda pop in America: Vernors!
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By: Detroit Historical Museum

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