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Wet v. Dry Prohibition in Waukegan Exhibit

Monday July 18, 2016 - Friday December 30, 2016 at Tuesdays & Thursdays: 10am-4pm, Saturdays: 1pm-4pm

Waukegan History Museum at Bowen Park
1917 N. Sheridan Road
Waukegan, IL 60085
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Wet v. Dry Prohibition in Waukegan Exhibit

This exhibit commemorates the 100th anniversary of the start of Prohibition in Waukegan. Local prohibition was in effect four years prior to the passage of the 18th Amendment. Highlighted in this exhibit is the Temperance Movement, the impact of Women’s Suffrage on Prohibition, and the campaign of “Wets” versus “Drys” leading up to the April 6, 1916 vote. On special display in the exhibit is a bottle that contains the last beer brewed by the Waukegan Brewing Company (formerly Besley’s Waukegan Brewing Company) in 1916.

Free Admission

For more information, call 847.336.1859

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