This traveling exhibition from the Library of Virginia addresses the effects of prohibition on Virginia and America. It 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 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.
On display at the Rocky Mount location of the Franklin County Public Library, April 1-22; Tuesday & Wednesday, 9A-5P; Thursday, 10A-6P. 355 Franklin St., Rocky Mount, VA 24151
On display at the Westlake location of the Franklin County Public Library, April 28-May 13; Tuesday, 9A-5P; Wednesday, 9A-3P; Thursday, 10A-6P. 84 Westlake Rd., Hardy, VA 24101
“Teetotalers & Moonshiners: Prohibition in Virginia, Distilled” is a traveling exhibition from the Library of Virginia presented with support from Virginia ABC and the Virginia Distillers Association.