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    Prohibition And Kentucky Coming Soon To The Frazier
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    The Frazier History Museum has been putting a lot of effort into being a part of the bourbon community lately, and their next major exhibition will examine Prohibition’s effects on the Bluegrass State.  Prohibition and Kentucky opens October 29th, and recently went to check out the progress of the exhibit.

    There are currently two separate exhibits dealing with bourbon at the museum, so visitors can already see things like the Taft Decision, the Congressional Resolution that declared bourbon a “distinctive product of the United States,” and decades worth of bourbon advertising done by Doe Anderson.

    The new exhibit will include a vignette of Carrie Nation, the famous Kentucky woman who crusaded for Prohibition, including her cape, Bible, and hat.  There’s a vintage milk truck that could have been used to deliver whiskey to speakeasies, as well as other historical vehicles that are similar to what would have been used by bootleggers.  There will be a replica moonshine still as well as historical bottles and other artifacts from the Prohibition and pre-Prohibition eras.  There will be a turn-of-the-century bar including much of the advertising that would have been supplied by the distillery or brewery sponsoring it.  Louisville Socialite Henrietta Bingham will also have her own exhibit.

    One of the greatest things about this exhibit will be the Speakeasy.  In addition to showcasing flapper dresses and other memorabilia, the Speakeasy will be a place for special events.  Guests will require a password to get into the Speakeasy during special events, and you can even rent it out for your own theme party.

    Stay tuned for more information on this exhibit, which will run through December 5, 2016- Repeal Day.

    Photos courtesy of The Frazier History Museum

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    About Maggie Kimberl

    I'm a Louisville native with a passion for traveling and homegrown tomatoes. I write the bourbon news, which keeps me plenty busy since Louisville is the center of the bourbon universe. See bourbon news happening? Contact me on Twitter @LouGirl502!

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