City of Big Drinkers lecture on prohibition
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Even today, Chicago is known worldwide for being the home of gangsters like Al Capone and the speakeasies they ran during the “Roaring Twenties.” But long before then, Chicago was one of the battlegrounds in the temperance wars that swept the country and polarized American society. What role did the Swedish-American community play in this fascinating story? The lecture will be followed by a sip and see at Simon’s Tavern. The lecture is open to all ages, but guests at Simon’s Tavern must be 21.