Thursday Think & Drink: Prohibition, Propaganda, and War
Please join the Wisconsin Maritime Museum on September 7th at 6:30pm for our free Think & Drink series presentation “Prohibition, Propaganda, and War” with Professor Karl Brown. The featured drink of the night will be a local craft beer.
Prohibition coincided with the end of World War I, and this is no accident. While the Volstead Act was rooted in late nineteenth-century temperance movements, it was really WW1 that made a nationwide ban on alcohol possible. This was because of rationing, anti-German sentiment, and especially mass mobilization via propaganda, which during this period manipulated Americans to a greater extent than ever before or since. Have a pint while listening to Professor Karl Brown from UW Whitewater discuss how both World Wars changed America’s relationship with alcohol.
Alcohol and nonalcoholic drinks will be available for purchase at the limited bar.
Doors and bar open at 6:00 pm. The talk and live stream portion begin at 6:30 pm. To access the live stream of this event, please register here: https://forms.gle/ZCWenjUGY8R7ZCss7
Admission is free both in-person and virtually.
For more information about this talk and upcoming events at the museum please visit our website https://www.wisconsinmaritime.org/ or on Facebook @WIMaritimeMuseum.
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