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Roll Out the Barrels: The Hess Family and Business History

Posted by eastsidehistorymadison on October 15, 2014

9780984727643-Perfect Roll Out the Barrels-pms285.indd

By Gary J. Hess, 126 pages, Over 100 photos, Paperback

L to R: Eddie, Foots, Frank J. Hess, Joe (standing), and Tony (sitting). Photo by James Roy Miller, courtesy of The Capital Times Feb. 9, 1947.

L to R: Eddie, Foots, Frank J. Hess, Joe (standing), and Tony (sitting).
Photo by James Roy Miller, courtesy of The Capital Times Feb. 9, 1947.

 

Roll Out the Barrels:  The Hess Family and Business History

Saturday October 18,  2–4pm

Goodman Comm. Ctr. in the LOFT

149 Waubesa St.

$2 suggested donation

Presented by Gary Hess, with Ann Waidelich and Sarah White. Gary Hess will discuss writing and publishing this book of family and business history. For over 60 years the Frank J. Hess and Sons Cooperage of Madison, Wisconsin supplied white oak barrels for breweries in over 35 Wisconsin communities and in five states. The company also manufactured and repaired wine and whiskey barrels. The cooperage and family home were located in Schenk’s Corners. Ann Waidelich edited the manuscript, and Sarah White published the book through her company, First Person Productions.

Come get ideas for preserving your family’s story! Roll Out the Barrels will be available for sale at the event, and through Amazon.com.

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