Tue, May 07|
Schaumburg Township District Library
Mixers and Shakers - Tracing Your Bootlegging, Shimmy-Shaking, & Repeal-Seeking Ancestors During Prohibition (In-Person)
Our ancestor's need for a good drink can provide new details and narratives for your genealogy research.
Time & Location
May 07, 2024, 7:00 PM CDT
Schaumburg Township District Library, 130 S Roselle Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60193, USA
About the Event
Temperance advocates celebrated victory when America went dry in 1920. For a short time, the noble experiment appeared to curb the ills associated with imbibing alcohol. However, American drinking culture moved to private clubs, home production, and overtly shady acquisition. This program will lead you through an assortment of prohibition and post-repeal day resources which will help demystify your ancestor's relationship with alcohol from 1920-1933. Second lecture in a two-part series.
To register for this event, please visit Schaumburg Township District Library website.