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Drunks of Antiquity: A Historic Bar Tour
Saturday, February 2, 2013 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)
Ever since Detroit was a mere French missionary outpost, the city's history has been entwined with the story of it's citizens drinking habits. Countless stories have been shared over a pint, and a majority of the city's major moments featured alcohol front and center: the early frontier day's wild revelry, through the bloody freewheeling days of the Purple Gang & National Prohibition, through current-day legends of gumshoe reporters uncovering the Kwame Kilpatrick scandal at booth three of a certain downtown pub. We'll stop at some of Detroit's oldest, most notorious and most interesting bars, sharing stories along the way- over a few pints, of course.
Kari M. Smith, M.S. is a certified Architectural Historian and the owner of Preservation Smith Detroit Tour Co., specializing in architectural and historical tours of the city. She holds a BA in History from Loyola University, New Orleans, and an MS in Historic Preservation from Eastern Michigan, University. She is a photographer and writer for historicdetroit.org/ and, a writer/presenter of creative nonfiction for the Society for the Study of, Midwest Literature, www.ssml.org/