Saturday, June 19, 2010

On tap at CHS: Prohibition

Daniel Okrent, the first public editor of The New York Times and former editor-at-large of Time Inc., will visit the Connecticut Historical Society on Tuesday, June 22, to talk about his new book, "Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition." Mr. Okrent's previous book, "Great Fortune: The Epic of Rockefeller Center" (2003), was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in history.

There will be a wine tasting at 5 p.m., with the talk beginning at 5:30 p.m. Admission is free. Afterward, Mr. Okrent will sign books, and examples of Connecticut temperance items from the CHS collection will be on display.

For more information, contact Mary Muller at or (860) 236-5621 x209.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous1:51 PM

    This guy Okrent is a GREAT speaker!