History of Bars and Taverns in America
Christine Sismondo talked about bars and taverns functioning as public spaces to air grievances, which contributed to historical events… read more
Christine Sismondo talked about bars and taverns functioning as public spaces to air grievances, which contributed to historical events like the American Revolution and the civil rights movement. She showed numerous illustrations as talked about the history of bars, including architecture, food and drink, bartenders, ice, cocktails, Prohibition, and the women’s movement. She also responded to questions from members of the audience.
America Walks into a Bar: A Spirited History of Taverns and Saloons, Speakeasies and Grog Shops was a Special Evening Lecture at Faunces Tavern Museum, held in the Flag Gallery. close
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