April 1, 2013 • 03:20:25 p.m.

History center to host program, 'Speakeasies and Bootleggers: Prohibition in Geneva'


GENEVA – The Geneva History Center will present 'Speakeasies and Bootleggers: Prohibition in Geneva' on April 9. Attendees can learn about the cultural attitudes across the U.S., which led to the alcohol ban in the 18th ammendment. The impact prohibition had on Geneva will be explored through residents' support or disobedience of anti-liquor laws, famous gangsters and more.

Presented by the Geneva History Center, the program is part of the Brown Bag Lunch series.  The 'Prohibition' program will take place at noon at the Geneva History Center, 113 S. Third St., in downtown Geneva.

The cost of admission is $5 for adults, $3 for Geneva History Center members and students and free to Herrington Circle Members. 

Cookies and coffee will be provided, but participants are encouraged to bring a lunch. 

Inglenook Pantry of Geneva will provide soup on a first-come, first-served basis.  For more information, contact the Geneva History Center at 630-232-4951. Visit to register online.


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