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Think ‘n Drink: Prohibition, Propaganda, and War

September 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join the Wisconsin Maritime Museum on September 7th at 6:30pm for our free Think & Drink series presentation “Prohibition, Propaganda, and War” with Professor Karl Brown. The featured drink of the night will be a local craft beer.

Prohibition coincided with the end of World War I, and this is no accident. While the Volstead Act was rooted in late nineteenth-century temperance movements, it was really WW1 that made a nationwide ban on alcohol possible. This was because of rationing, anti-German sentiment, and especially mass mobilization via propaganda, which during this period manipulated Americans to a greater extent than ever before or since. Have a pint while listening to Professor Karl Brown from UW Whitewater discuss how both World Wars changed America’s relationship with alcohol.

Alcohol and nonalcoholic drinks will be available for purchase at the limited bar.

Doors and bar open at 6:00 pm. The talk and live stream portion begin at 6:30 pm. To access the live stream of this event, please register here.

Admission is free both in-person and virtually.

For more information about this talk and upcoming events at the museum please visit our website or on Facebook @WIMaritimeMuseum.

This program is funded in part by a grant from Wisconsin Humanities, with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the State of Wisconsin. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this project do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Please note: although these events incorporate a thematic drink, there is no requirement or emphasis on alcohol consumption. If you or a loved one is struggling with alcohol and/or drug abuse, please reach out to the national substance abuse helpline at 1-800-662-HELP.


September 7
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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Think ‘n Drink: Prohibition, Propaganda, and War