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Early Inns & Taverns Across Connecticut and New England

November 2, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Early Inns & Taverns Across Connecticut and New England
Thursday, November, 02, 06:30pm – 08:00pm | Bristol Public Library

Take a tour through taverns and time with John Cilio. Taverns in early colonial America were known by a variety of names including; Ordinary, inn, tippling house, and public house to name a few. In New England, initially, inns were tightly controlled. The innkeepers were instructed to disallow the use of tobacco, a stiff drink or card games. During the American Revolution, the word “Inn” seemed too British and the inns became known as taverns. Tavern signs are a story in themselves. In this fun and unique program, John Cilio of VintageFlyer will share some insights on specific inns across New England with a focus on Connecticut locations. Several still stand.

RSVP: bristollib.com, in-person at the library, or by calling: 860.584.7787 x 3. No charge


November 2, 2023
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Bristol Public Library
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Bristol Public Library
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Bristol, CT 06010
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