Prohibition and Kentucky (exhibition)

Frazier Museum (Louisville, KY) opened its prohibition exhibit on 28 October 2015.

Spirits of the Bluegrass: Prohibition and Kentucky

Spirits of the Bluegrass explores how Bourbon shaped Kentucky and the region, tracing the rise of the anti-liquor movement through the repeal of the 18th Amendment in 1933. By examining the Volstead Act and its effect on crime, politics and culture, we show how millions of otherwise law-abiding Americans chose to violate the national liquor ban, and detail the vast, often violent, criminal industry that quickly sprang up to satisfy the country’s thirst for illegal booze.

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