American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition
The era of flappers and suffragists, bootleggers and temperance lobbyists, and reallife legends like Al Capone and Carry Nation come vividly to life in this exhibition. Spanning the dawn of the temperance movement in the early 1800s, through the Roaring '20s, to the unprecedented repeal of a constitutional amendment during the Great Depression, the exhibition explores one of the most complex and colorful eras of American history. Interactive elements, immersive environments, and over 1,000 rare artifacts will bring to life the sights, sounds, and experiences of the time period. Highlights include original ratification copies of the 18th and 21st Amendments, fashionable eveningwear and accessories from the 1920s, original equipment used for making moonshine, Al Capone's guilty verdict from his conviction in Chicago in 1931, and many more.