Michael Fischer—The History of the Picon Punch

Michael Fisher
  • Date: Sunday, November 12
  • Time: 12:00 noon
  • Location: Downtown Library, 301 South Center Street

The Picon Punch is a popular adult beverage in northern Nevada bars and Basque restaurants. Find out about its main Ingredient and the building in which it was first served in Nevada. Trace the "Nevada Drink's" main ingredient from North Africa, where it was used as an anti-malarial, to downtown Reno, and across the state. Integral now to the Basque Culture, it wasn't always so. This program dispels some incorrect information and brings new information to the fore!

Michael Fischer, D.D.S., is a former dentist and UNR graduate with years of culture affairs service. Fischer served as Director of the Department of Cultural Affairs, on the Western Folklife Center board, the Douglas County Historical Society, the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority, and the Thunderbird Lodge Preservation Society. Vice President of the Nevada Agricultural Foundation, he portrays agricultural pioneer H. F. Dangberg, Sr. and Governor John Sparks in Chautauqua performances.