Historic Bars & Breweries Are Topic of Talk on Aug. 8

Kneisler's White House TavernMark Speltz will present a talk entitled Bottoms Up: A Toast to Wisconsin's Historic Bars & Breweries on Thursday, August 8 at 7 p.m. in the American Geographical Society Library, located on the third floor, east wing of the UWM Golda Meir Library building, 2311 E. Hartford Avenue.

His presentation is the 2013 installment of the UWM Libraries Archives' annual "Revisiting Our Past" Local History Lecture.

Co-author of the book "Bottoms Up: A Toast to Wisconsin's Bars & Breweries" (2012, Wisconsin Historical Society Press), Speltz is a senior historian at American Girl and recently completed a master's degree in public history at UWM.

He has also 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."

The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information or special needs, call (414) 229-5402.

Image: Kneisler's White House Tavern, located at 2900 S. Kinnickinnic Avenue in Milwaukee's Bay View neighborhood, has served as a community gathering place since 1891. Photo Mark Fay, courtesy Wisconsin Historical Society.

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