Seasonal rebroadcast will be available to view via the Library's website Presented by Greg Caggiano
Join historian and cocktail expert Greg Caggiano for a dose of "boozy" history. This program will trace the history of liquor from its origins in Biblical times right through to American Prohibition and what people are drinking today. The drinking habits of the Founding Fathers and the mystique of Absinthe will also be examined. Maybe bring your own spirits! Cheers!
On the shelves at the Monmouth County Library: Drink: A Cultural History of Alcohol by Iain Gately, The Spirits of America: A Social History of Alcohol by Eric Burns, Girly Drinks: A World History of Women and Alcohol by Mallory O’Meara, A Short History of Drunkenness: How, Why, Where. and When Humankind Has Gotten Merry From the Stone Age to the Present by Mark Forsyth, Drinking in America: Our Secret History by Susan Cheever, George Washington's Expense Account by Marvin Kitman
About the presenter: Greg Caggiano is a published author, historian, lecturer, and consultant. He holds a degree in history from New Jersey City University and NJ State teaching certifications in history and elementary education. Since 2014, Greg has worked as an instructor for Brookdale Community College in their Lifelong Learning department and as a field guide for their Ocean Institute on Sandy Hook, which focuses on local marine life, maritime history, and the history of the US Military’s presence at Fort Hancock. In his spare time, he has served on the Board of Directors of two museums: the Proprietary House in Perth Amboy, and most recently the Atlantic Highlands Historical Society, housed at the Strauss Mansion Museum. A firm believer in volunteering and giving back to the community, he has helped fundraise tens of thousands of dollars for historic preservation over the years.
This program is free and available to view via Library Webpage. Internet access is required. Permission to present a program on behalf of the Virtual Library or in Library facilities is not an endorsement by the Library. This program is protected by copyright law; recording in any manner, without written agreement from the presenter, is strictly prohibited.