The final episode in our series. Among other things, Wheeling brewer Henry Schmulbach is remembered for his beautiful historic buildings and his entrepreneurial success. That same entrepreneurial spirit has been adopted by many of Wheeling’s small business owners today. As industries change and small businesses become a bigger part of the local economy, we look at how Wheeling is adapting. From a resurgence of the craft brewing industry, to efforts to save old buildings like his, Schmulbach’s legacy is apparent in today’s Wheeling.
“Henry: The Life and Legacy of Wheeling’s Most Notorious Brewer” is a podcast by Wheeling Heritage Media. The podcast examines Henry Schmulbach, a German brewer in Wheeling, whose life touched on important themes in the city, including immigration, politics, industrialization and crime.