I finally got a chance to visit the Prohibition exhibit at the Constitution Center yesterday. It did not disappoint!
Perhaps most impressive? Awesome interaction starting with dress up in a suffrage sash and take a snap with a banner, an “is it legal” game, and quiz “would you be a dry or wet?
I’m pretty sure though that the learn the Charleston by following dance steps on the floor or the video game of run rumming will come in at the top for most visitors.
Equally impressive? The curatorial notes. My course, history in the city, spent the second half of this semester analyzing narratives of Prohibition. The exhibit hit most of them in glorious detail. More info up on our class website after finals, but for now a few teasers!
one big party
photo Constitution Center
nation of drunks
photo New York Times
Flappers and women’s emancipation