Miami Regionals' Verity Traditions to Cover George Remus, Cincinnati's King of the Bootleggers

George Remus headshotThe upcoming Verity Traditions program at Miami University Regionals' Middletown campus will present Remus King of the Bootleggers on August 24 at 6 pm in Verity Lodge.

Mark Plageman, emeritus of Miami University, 1966-96, will talk about his interest in George Remus, the inspiration for the Great Gatsby, and a rather nefarious character from the Prohibition era in Cincinnati.

Plageman's curiosty goes back to WWII when he and his cousins played cops and robbers on Remus's 10 acre estate at Eighth and Hermosa Avenues in Price Hill. Plageman is currently teaching courses on French culture and literature for senior citizens at Miami's Institute for Learning In Retirement and the University of Cincinnati's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

Verity Traditions continues on September 27 at 6 p.m. when Sam Ashworth, longtime Armco employee, teacher, graphic artist and past president of the Middletown Historical Society, will focus on Armco Park: how it came about and what was there for Armco employees and the community.

Verity Traditions connects community and campus with the traditions of Verity Lodge. These programs are free and open to the public.

For more information, call (513) 727-3472 or email Verity Lodge is located at 4200 N. University Blvd.