Demon Rum, John Barleycorn, and the Struggle for a Temperate America

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Date(s) - 09/19/2019
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

East Bloomfield Historical Society

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Preston E. Pierce, Ontario County Historian, will start the program by looking at the place of alcoholic beverages in our local and national lives from colonial days through the Nineteenth Century. Along the way, we will look at the various ways Americans (and New Yorkers) sought to control or eliminate the use of alcohol ending with the enactment of National Prohibition in 1919. Then the program examines what went wrong with prohibition, how and why it was repealed, and the lessons we may learn from the experience.
Free and Open to the public.