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Local Vino- Dr. Jim Pennell

Join us for a fun evening of wine, history and science with Dr. Jim Pennell of the University of Indianapolis. Dr. Pennell will be speaking about his new book Local Vino: The Winery Boom in the Heartland. This book travels through the Midwest interviewing vintners to learn about the unique challenges of growing grapes in Midwestern soils, the history and sociology of local wine as well as the business challenges and opportunities. During this special event, we will be offering wine tasting from Famous Fossil Winery in Freeport. Dr. Pennell will also have his books for sale with the opportunity to have them autographed. Friends of Severson Dells-$10, General Admission-$15. This is a 21 and over event. Tickets can be purchased ahead of time at : or by calling 815-335-2915

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