Author Diane McCormick will discuss her book, Well-Behaved Taverns Seldom Make History: Pennsylvania pubs where rabble-rousers and rum runners stirred up revolutions.
Take a pub crawl through time with M. Diane McCormick, author of “Well-Behaved Taverns Seldom Make History: Pennsylvania Pubs Where Rabble-Rousers and Rum Runners Stirred Up Revolutions” (Sunbury Press, 2018). Diane’s degrees in journalism, American studies, and creative nonfiction attest to her love of writing the real stories of real people. Her parents’ tales of growing up in Pennsylvania’s anthracite region, plus the weird and wonderful things sold in her mom’s antique shop, gave her the idea that the past must be a cool place to visit. The freelance writer and journalist also served for 10 years as press secretary to a Pennsylvania House of Representatives leader and gubernatorial candidate. Diane and her husband live in a circa-1910 home in Harrisburg, PA, with two cats who never lift a paw to help clean or renovate.
In Well-Behaved Taverns Seldom Make History, join experienced journalist and writer M. Diane McCormick on a journey to the places where miscreants made trouble. All are standing taverns, where you can eat the food, absorb the atmosphere, and hoist a drink honoring history’s Hall of Fame scalawags.
With her inquisitive nature and self-effacing humor, Diane uncovers the fascinating tidbits and historical marvels that you won’t read about on the back of the menu.
The Northern York County Historical and Preservation Society (NYCHAPS) strives to inspire by connecting the lessons of the past to the challenges of today. Through hands-on experience, the past culture of the area is brought to life in a deeper and richer educational experience. Through preservation, research, and our collections, NYCHAPS seeks to inspire a different way of learning history.