Minnesota’s Wild and Woolly Prohibition Days
November 15, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Westbrook Community Center
Sponsored by Westbrook Public Library, Westbrook VFW and Bonnie and Clyde’s II
The presenter is Mr. Arn Kind, a teacher with over 40 years of experience, who will come in costume to teach us about a colorful era in the history of our state.
In 1920, Minnesotans, along with the rest of the country, were plunged into what many called “The Great Experiment.” PROHIBITION. The manufacture, sale and transportation of alcohol was outlawed by the Volstead Act. Parents became bootleggers, kids smuggled illegal alcohol, and outlaws became celebrities.
Producing moonshine for sale was one way to avoid foreclosure. Meet the drys, wets, gangsters, flappers, lawmen and suffragists of America’s most colorful, complex constitutional hiccup in Minnesota’s Wild and Woolly Prohibition Days
This project is funded in part with money from Minnesota’s Art and Cultural Heritage Fund.
This event is free and open to the public.