NCPD - Long Beach raid 1932
photo courtesy: Jonathan Olly
Sunday, April 2, 2017, 2:00 p.m.
“Midnight Rum: Long Island and Prohibition”
Community Church of East Williston
Prohibition—the thirteen-year “noble experiment”—affected nearly everyone living on Long Island during the years from 1920 to 1933. Brooklyn breweries switched to “near beer,” many residents made their own wine and liquor, and rum running was rampant in the waters off Long Island’s shores. From cocktails to crime, the era left an indelible impression on American culture. Jonathan Olly, curator of the recently opened exhibition on Long Island and Prohibition at the Long Island Museum in Stony Brook will speak on this fascinating topic.
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