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May 4, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Park City Museum lecture on Thursday, May 4th from 5-6PM. This December marks the centennial anniversary of one of the most ambitious legislative restrictions in U.S. history. The Eighteenth Amendment, which legally prohibited the “manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors,” set the stage for the “roaring twenties,” a decade now remembered for speakeasies, flapper dresses, and organized crime. Those who fought for the Eighteenth Amendment, however, had something very different in mind. To facilitate the Tozer Gallery’s presentation of “Spirited: Prohibition in America,” historian and journalist John Feinauer will be presenting not only on the famously brief era of dry America, but on the important figures and events that preceded it. He’ll explore the roots of the anti-liquor movement in nineteenth-century temperance societies and track its evolution through Prohibition and its eventual repeal. Furthermore, Feinauer will tell the story of Utah’s role in the fight against alcohol, a story which remains as relevant as ever 100 years later.