8 Adams Street
Adams Academy Bldg.
Quincy, MA 02169
“DRINKING BOSTON,” w. STEPHANIE SCHOROW
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12, 7:30 PM, ADAMS ACADEMY
Author Stephanie Schorow, who has previously spoken to us about the Cocoanut Grove fire and Boston’s mobsters, will take a somewhat lighter tone as she relates the history of Boston’s taverns, saloons, pubs, and nightclubs from the days when American patriots met at the Green Dragon, to the heyday of the nightclub from the 1930s to ‘50s, to today’s mix of the hip, trendy, and traditional. While her presentation emphasizes the entertaining and the nostalgic, she also addresses the significant and enduring tensions that led, not only to Prohibition, but to a variety of reformist movements. The result is a fascinating story entailing politics, culture, humor, conflict, and a host of colorful characters, some sinister, some endearing.
Stephanie will do a signing for her book Drinking Boston following her lecture. Everyone is welcome. There is no admission charge.
The Quincy History Museum at Quincy Historical Society takes you through more than 400 years of some of America's richest, most influential history.Meet rebels and reformers, workers and visionaries:
John and Abigail Adams and others who helped create the United States;
Granite workers who moved 5-ton blocks and helped change the look of America;
Three centuries of shipbuilders, culminating in 30,000 men and women who built the ships that helped win World War II;
Entrepreneurs who brought Americans
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