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June 15, 2018

Contact: Robbin Davis
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, Oklahoma Historical Society
Office: 580-237-1907

“Spirited: Prohibition in America” Exhibit to Open at Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center

ENID, Okla. — The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center in Enid, Okla., will host a new traveling exhibit, "Spirited: Prohibition in America," from June 16 to August 11. Organized by the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pa., in partnership with Mid-America Arts Alliance of Kansas City, Mo., “Spirited: Prohibition in America” explores the era of Prohibition, when America went “dry.”

Visitors will learn about the complex issues that led America to adopt Prohibition through the 18th Amendment to the Constitution in 1919 until its repeal through the 21st Amendment in 1933. The exhibition describes the amendment process, the changing role of liquor in American culture, Prohibition’s impact on the roaring ’20s, the role of women and how current liquor laws vary from state to state.

In conjunction with this new exhibit, guests are invited to attend a free Brown Bag Lunch and Learn program on Wednesday, June 20, at noon. Dr. Tracey Hanshew will present “Cowgirl Cocktails and Other Rebellious Spirits During Prohibition.” Attendees are welcome to bring their lunches and learn about this interesting period of history. More events are “on tap” for the duration of the exhibit, so visit the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center Facebook page for an updated schedule.

The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center is located at 507 S. Fourth Street in Enid, Okla. For more information, please call 580-237-1907 or visit www.csrhc.org.

The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center is a division of the Oklahoma Historical Society. The mission of the Oklahoma Historical Society is to collect, preserve and share the history and culture of the state of Oklahoma and its people. Founded in 1893 by members of the Territorial Press Association, the OHS maintains museums, historic sites and affiliates across the state. Through its research archives, exhibits, educational programs and publications the OHS chronicles the rich history of Oklahoma. For more information about the OHS, please visit www.okhistory.org.


Editor’s Note: For images and promotional logos for the exhibit, please contact Robbin Davis at 580-237-1907 or rdavis@okhistory.org.

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