Step back in time to a period of flappers and suffragists, bootleggers and leaders of the temperance movement. Jersey Spirits is an exhibition about the tumultuous Prohibition era in the Garden State. The show explores how local figures boldly produced, smuggled, and sold alcohol during the years of 1920 to 1933. It also delves into the moral, religious, and political sentiments that shaped America’s “noble experiment” and considers how the horrors of excessive drinking and the cry for social reform fueled the Temperance and Suffragist Movements.
Visitors to Jersey Spirits will experience the battle between the “wets” and the “dries” through:
“The prohibition law, written for weaklings and derelicts, has divided the nation, like Gaul, into three parts – wets, drys and hypocrites”
Florence R. Sabin