Long before the Napa Valley came to prominence, in the two decades before the Civil War, Cincinnati was America’s wine-growing capital. Dr. Erica Hannickel, associate professor of environmental history at Northland College and author of Empire of Vines: Wine Culture in America, will share little-known American grape stories, debunk a few wine myths, and outline some of the features of today’s Midwestern wine renaissance. 7:00 p.m. at the Cable Community Centre. Sponsored by Henry and Jodi Kingdon. Donations accepted. For more information call the Cable Natural History Museum at 715-798-3890.