What are your plans for the very first weekend of Spring? How about kicking the weekend off by having cocktails with the Roosevelts? Well, sort of.

On March 22, 1933 President Roosevelt signed into law a measure to legalize beer and wine. Later that year, the 21st Amendment effectively repealed Prohibition, commencing a whole new era of cocktail culture.

This Friday, March 22, at 6:30 pm, the FDR Library will host an author talk and book signing with Anne Peck-Davis and Diane Lapis, authors of Cocktails Across America: A Postcard View Of Cocktail Culture In The 1930s, '40s, And '50s. Authors Peck-Davis and Lapis will present fascinating stories with vintage postcards transporting the audience to an era of unbridled indulgence and distinct glamour, from the post-Prohibition years to the dawn of WWII. A cocktail reception, featuring hors d'oeuvres and two drinks from the book will follow the presentation.

Attendees must be at least 21 years old. This program will be held in the Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR Presidential Library and Home. Tickets are $50 per person. For more information, visit the event facebook page.

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