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Start Date: 12/5/2012
End Date: 12/5/2012
Event Times: 5-8 pm

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Phone: 608-257-2473

'Bottoms Up' Book Event in Madison

"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.

Join Jim Draeger and Mark Speltz, co-authors of 'Bottoms Up,' at The Cardinal Bar in Madison in celebrating the anniversary of the end of Prohibition and the reopening of The Cardinal Bar. They will be giving a short talk about the book and will be available to sign copies. Period costumes are encouraged.

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."

Ticket Info: Free and open to the public

Venue: The Cardinal Bar

Address: 418 E Wilson St

City: Madison

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