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Speakeasies and Bootleggers: Prohibition in Geneva

Published: Thursday, April 4, 2013 11:46 a.m. CDT

WHEN: 12 p.m. Tuesday, April 9 WHERE: Geneva History Center, 113 S. Third St., Geneva COST/INFO: The Geneva History Center will present "Speakeasies and Bootleggers: Prohibition in Geneva".  Learn about cultural attitudes around the United States that led to the banning of alcohol in 18th Amendment.  From businessmen concerned about Prohibition's economic impacts, to Genevans' support or disobedience of antiliquor laws, and to the movements of famous gangsters, Prohibition affected Geneva in many ways.  Presented by the Geneva History Center, this program is part of the 12 p.m. Brown Bag Lunch series at the center. Cost is $5 for adults, $3 for GHC members and students, free to Herrington Circle Members.  Cookies and coffee are provided and participants are encouraged to bring their lunch.  Inglenook Pantry of Geneva generously provides soup on a first-come, first-served basis.  For more information, contact the Geneva History Center at 630-232-4951 or visit

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