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“Hoosier’s & Their Hooch: Perspectives on Prohibition Traveling” Exhibit to be at Marshall County Museum

October 27, 2019
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Hoosiers and their HoochMarshall County Historical Society will host Hoosiers & Their Hooch: Perspectives on Prohibition, one of the Indiana Historical Society’s (IHS’s) traveling exhibits, from November 6 to 30.  The exhibit, featuring the rise and fall of prohibition in Indiana and throughout the country, will be on display at Marshall County Museum located at 123 N. Michigan St. Plymouth, IN.

The exhibit spans the dawn of the temperance movement of the 1900s, the roaring 1920s and the unprecedented repeal of a constitutional amendment during the Great Depression. The sights, sounds and experiences of the time period are brought to life by images and graphics from IHS’s collections.

In addition, the era’s conflicting cultures are demonstrated through colorful historic figures such as Edward S. Shumaker of the Indiana Anti-Saloon League, as well as the bootleggers, moonshiners and bathtub gin distillers who found their way around the law in Indiana.

The end of the exhibit gives visitors an update on what has happened between 1933 and the present day, demonstrating the effects prohibition has had on Indiana’s regulatory landscape and how it is represented in modern culture. Hoosiers & Their Hooch: Perspectives on Prohibition is made possible by Kroger.

For more information about this exhibit, call (574) 936-2306 or visit www.mchistoricalsociety.org<http://www.mchistoricalsociety.org>

About IHS Traveling Exhibitions

Historical societies, museums, libraries, schools and other nonprofit organizations in Indiana can book this and other traveling exhibits through IHS’s Local History Services department. Exhibits may be borrowed for approximately four to five weeks at a time. To book an exhibit, please contact Karen DePauw at localhistoryservices@indianahistory.org or (317) 233-3110. For more information about the traveling exhibit program, visit www.indianahistory.org<http://www.indianahistory.org>.

About the Indiana Historical Society

Since 1830, the Indiana Historical Society has been Indiana’s Storyteller(tm), connecting people to the past by collecting, preserving and sharing the state’s history. A private, nonprofit membership organization, IHS maintains the nation’s premier research library and archives on the history of Indiana and the Old Northwest and presents a unique set of visitor experiences called the Indiana Experience. IHS also provides support and assistance to local museums and historical groups; publishes books and periodicals; sponsors teacher workshops; produces and hosts art exhibitions, museum theater and outside performance groups; and provides youth, adult and family programs. IHS is a Smithsonian Affiliate and a member of the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience.