Historically speaking, it’s no secret that Wisconsin residents have a deep love for making any occasion an opportunity to unwind with their spirit of choice and Manitowoc is no exception. We were never just a collection of taverns, though. They were the public gathering places for each unique neighborhood. If you’re thirsty for more knowledge on the topic, we hope you’ll join us on Wednesday, November 8, at 6 PM in the Balkansky Community Room at Manitowoc Public Library, as we welcome Joe Kazda for a presentation on our local tavern history. Areas of conversation will include the start of the first tavern in the 1830s, the rise of the first breweries, and the people and industries that fueled the growth of a business district that would eventually support nearly one hundred taverns at its peak during the 1950s. Cheers! Admission is FREE!!!