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Teetotalers & Moonshiners: Prohibition in Virginia, Distilled

 

A travelling exhibition from The Library of Virginia with support from the National Alcohol Beverage Control Association, the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control, and the Virginia Distillers Association will be on display at the Hopewell Library for 6 weeks starting on July 23rd.

The exhibit examines the prohibition movement as part of a social reform movement and outlines the economic and social costs of Prohibition as well as an array of other topics, including the rise of illegal alcohol production and sale as an underground culture and economy, the role of government in overseeing public health, and prohibition’s legacy from NASCAR to the creation of the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to the rise of the modern brewing and distilling industry.

The exhibit is free and open to the public. Come check out this interesting piece of Virginia's past.