Leslie "Dottie" Van Every

ZOOM RECORDING: Leslie “Dottie” Van Every – Our Own Paradise: History of Black-Owned American Resorts

Zoom Event: Wednesday, March 6, 8pm EST – You may have heard of the Green Book, a popular travel guide treasured by the Black community for its travel tips during Jim Crow. But have you heard of Black Eden? Or Idlewild? Or American Beach? These are some of the many Black resorts that were popular places many Americans spent their summer vacations.

LA Cocktail Napkin

ZOOM RECORDING: Patrick Quinn – California’s Forgotten Bars and Restaurants

ZOOM EVENT: Wednesday, January 17, 2024 at 8:00pm EST – Join us for a fun and fabulous tour of cocktail culture in the Golden State. Whether you’re the type to visit roadside diners, chic hotels, hidden dives, fancy restaurants, tiki bars, or, ahem, the neighborhood exotic dancer’s nightclub, napkin collector Patrick Quinn, author of Bar Keeps, probably beat you there and found a vintage cocktail napkin as a souvenir.