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Start Date: 11/24/2012
End Date: 11/24/2012
Event Times: 1-5 pm

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'Bottoms Up' Book Event at Southwest Wisconsin Book Festival

"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-authors Jim Draeger and Mark Speltz will sign books along with other festival authors from 1-5 pm.

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 and holds a master's degree in public history from 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: Quality Inn

Address: 1345 Business Park Rd

City: Mineral Point

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