Sat Nov 9 13:00:00 2013
The Museum is pleased to welcome Dr. Richard Stivers, distinguished professor emeritus of Sociology at Illinois State University, who will
present a program examining the relationship between the Irish and drink.
Historically, the Irish in Ireland have had a relatively moderate rate of alcoholism.While at the same time, their Irish-American counterparts possessed an extremely high rate. This difference suggests that the context of drinking significantly changed as the Irish settled in America. Dr. Stivers program will examine the meaning of male drinking in Ireland in the nineteenth century and explore the context of drinking for the Irish in America in the late-nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.