Start Date: 10/1/2012
End Date: 10/1/2012
Event Times: 9:30 am
Contact InfoPhone: 608-789-7100
'Bottoms Up: A Toast to Wisconsin's Historic Bars and Breweries' Book Event in La Crosse
"Bottoms Up: A Toast to Wisconsin's Historic Bars and 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.
Jim Draeger and Mark Speltz, co-authors of 'Bottoms Up,'
will be at the La Crosse Public Library for one of the "Monday Mornings at Main" series talking about the book. A book signing will follow.
Jim 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.
Mark Speltz is a senior historian at American Girl and recently completed a master's degree in public history at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. He previously worked as an independent researcher on exhibits for museums, including the Ellis Island Immigration Museum, and has written several articles for the "Wisconsin Magazine of History."
: Free and open to the public
: La Crosse Public Library
: 800 Main St
: La Crosse
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