Start Date: 10/3/2012
End Date: 10/3/2012
Event Times: 7 pm
Contact InfoPhone: 414-931-2337
'Bottoms Up: A Toast to Wisconsin's Historic Bars and Breweries' Book Event in Milwaukee
"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.
Authors Jim Draeger and Mark Speltz will be at Miller Inn in Milwaukee to talk about 'Bottoms Up.'
There will also be a preview of the companion documentary by Wisconsin Public Television. 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
: Miller Inn
: 4251 W State St
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