'Bottoms Up' Book Party at Pendarvis
Saturday, March 16, 2013, 5:30–9 pm
Wisconsin Historical Society Press authors Jim Draeger and Mark Speltz will be at the Education Center at Pendarvis to help mark St. Patrick's Day and to toast the history and culture of bars and brewing in Wisconsin. The authors will discuss their book, 'Bottoms Up: A Toast to Wisconsin's Historic Bars and Breweries,' at 6 pm. A book signing will follow.
"Bottoms Up" 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.
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.
Free and open to the public. Cash bar. Email Pendarvis for more information.
Nestled on a rocky, wooded hillside, Pendarvis comprises six historic stone and stone-and-log cottages built by immigrant Cornish miners in the 1830s and '40s during the Wisconsin Territory's lead-mining boom. Nearby Merry Christmas Mine Hill still bears the signs of early mining activity, and a 43-acre restored prairie reveals the unspoiled wilderness found by the first arriving settlers.
114 Shake Rag St
Mineral Point, WI