Our Town Stories to focus on prohibition

| October 6, 2015

COSHOCTON – Do you know what the Eighteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution prohibited? Just think of these terms and you’ll figure it out quickly—bootleggers, hooch, rum-running, the Untouchables, speakeasy clubs, and of course, the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union. Prohibition (yes, you got it) is the topic for the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum’s next Our Town Stories at noon Thursday, Oct. 8. Was there a temperance movement in Coshocton? Were there stills, smugglers, organized crime, “medicinal” whiskey, homemade hard cider? The sale, production, importation and transportation of alcoholic beverages were banned from 1920 to 1933. Let’s hear your stories and the tales you heard about it when you were young.

JHM’s Our Town Stories gathering occurs monthly on the second Thursday of the month at noon. The conversation animates “the old days” as we conjure up memories, share personal stories, and recall Coshocton County as it once was. The atmosphere is casual and the discussion is always informative, amusing and surprising. Admission for the program is free, and beverages and cookies will be provided. (Sorry, no moonshine…unless you bring it.) Make this hour your lunch break – feel free to eat your meal while we talk.

November’s topic is “strikes.” For information, contact the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum at 740-622-8710 or [email protected]. The Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum is located at 300 N. Whitewoman St. The museum is open to the public daily, noon to 5 p.m.

 

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