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Start Date: 1/23/2013
End Date: 1/23/2013
Event Times: 6 pm

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E-mail: dft@

Phone: 608-846-5482

'Bottoms Up' Documentary in Deforest

Join Wisconsin Public Television in this special presentation of its documentary, "Bottoms Up: Wisconsin's Historic Bars & Breweries." The documentary is based on the Wisconsin Historical Society Press book, 'Bottoms Up: A Toast to Wisconsin's Historic Bars and Breweries' by Jim Draeger and Mark Speltz. Both celebrate 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.

Draeger and Speltz will be in Deforest to talk about "Bottoms Up." A book signing will follow.

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. Speltz is a senior historian at American Girl. 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."

Ticket Info: Free and open to the public

Venue: Deforest Area Public Library

Address: 203 Library St

City: De Forest

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