The Ticonderoga Historical Society is set to present “Our Best Endeavors: Temperance and Prohibition in the Champlain Valley,” a presentation by Susan Evans McClure, Executive Director of the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, on Friday, September 11 at 6 pm.
The program will open the museum’s newest exhibit on Prohibition and examine how the Champlain Valley went from being a major producer and consumer of alcohol in the early 1800s to a hotbed of temperance sentiment by the mid-19th century.
The program is free to the public, and will be held outdoors at the Hancock House, located at 6 Moses Circle, Ticonderoga. Program attendance will be limited to 35 and reservations are required.
Reservations may be made by calling the Hancock House at (518) 585-7868 or via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo of dumping of beer courtesy Library of Congress.
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