“The Wisconsin Supper Clubs Story” with Ron Faiola

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Guest Speaker

Age Group:

Teens, Adults
Registration for this event will be open from July 1, 2024 @ 8:00am to August 14, 2024 @ 5:00pm.

Program Description

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Ron Faiola’s presentation shows the history of supper clubs and their origins, as well as the food and decor of supper clubs from his trips around the state.

Presenter bio: Ron Faiola has been called “Wisconsin’s legacy filmmaker” and a “supper club guru.”  His best selling book series on Wisconsin Supper Clubs helped ignite supper club fever in the Badger State.  He was awarded a Gold Medal from the Midwest Independent Publishers Association in 2022 for his third book, The Wisconsin Supper Clubs Story: An Illustrated History, With Relish. An expanded and updated Second Edition of Wisconsin Supper Clubs: An Old Fashioned Experience was released on November 21, 2023.

Faiola's critically acclaimed documentary films have appeared on PBS stations nationwide and he has earned mentions in the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, USA Today, and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. He has done countless interviews with various media personalities including WGN’s Rick Kogan, Milk Street’s Christopher Kimball and travel expert Rudy Maxa.  

Faiola (under the stage name of Ron Ford) was the former drummer and founding member of the Milwaukee punk rock band Couch Flambeau. He resides in a “Greendale Original” in the historic Village of Greendale, Wisconsin.