Spirited: Prohibition in America

Spirited: Prohibition in America
Exhibit OpensExhibit Ends
September 4, 2021October 17, 2021


This exhibit brings visitors back to this period of flappers and suffragists, bootleggers and temperance lobbyists, and real-life legends, such as Al Capone and Carry Nation. Spirited explores the history of Prohibition, from the dawn of the temperance movement to the unprecedented repeal of a constitutional amendment in 1933. What made the country go “dry” and how did America change during this period in history? Visitors to Spirited will learn about the amendment process, the role of liquor in American culture, the cultural revolution of the roaring ’20s, and how liquor laws vary from state to state today.  


Want to learn more about Prohibition in Northeast Wisconsin? Join us for A Spirited Evening, Tuesday, September 28th at 6pm. Registration is required. Guests must be 21+ to attend the program.