Museum to discuss prohibition during Our Town Stories

| March 26, 2019

New York City Deputy Police Commissioner John A. Leach, right, watching agents pour liquor into sewer following a raid during the height of prohibition.

COSHOCTON – Prohibition, the next topic for the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum’s Our Town Stories, will be Thursday, April 11 at noon. From 1920 to 1933, a nationwide constitutional ban on the production, importation, transportation and sale of alcoholic beverages stifled the country. Implemented to curb family violence and saloon-based political corruption, the ban ultimately created an atmosphere that tolerated crime as a means to provide liquor to the public, even among police and city officials. Come share your memories and thoughts about this “noble experiment” with us during our hour-long discussion. Always a great conversation!

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. All are welcome to participate, whether you grew up in Coshocton or not. The atmosphere is casual and the discussion is always informative, fun and surprising. Admission for the program is free, and beverages and cookies will be provided. Bring your sandwich and make the most of your lunch break.

May’s topic is “Department Stores”. For more information, contact the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum at 740-622-8710 or [email protected]. The Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum is located at 300 N. Whitewoman Street, Coshocton. The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, Noon to 4 p.m. After Memorial Day, the hours are 12:00 – 5 p.m. daily.

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