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Start Date: 9/6/2012
End Date: 9/6/2012
Event Times: 7 pm

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Phone: 715-422-5136

'Bottoms Up: A Toast to Wisconsin's Historic Bars & Breweries' Book Event in Wisconsin Rapids


"Bottoms Up: A Toast to Wisconsin's Historic Bars & Breweries" celebrates Wisconsin's taverns and the breweries that fueled them. Beginning with inns and saloons, the book explores the rise of taverns and breweries, the effects of temperance and Prohibition, and attitudes about gender, ethnicity and morality. The book features 70 taverns and breweries from around the state.

Co-author Jim Draeger will be at the McMillan Memorial Library to talk about 'Bottoms Up,' co-authored by Mark Speltz. A book signing will follow, and books will be available for sale.

Draeger is an architectural historian and deputy state historic preservation officer at the Wisconsin Historical Society with more than 25 years of historic preservation experience. From roadside architecture to Northwoods resorts, Draeger celebrates the importance of ordinary buildings to our daily lives through his research, writing and lectures.

Ticket Info: Free and open to the public

Venue: McMillian Memorial Library

Address: 490 E Grand Ave

City: Wisconsin Rapids

Event Location URL: http://www.mcmillanlibrary.org

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