Published: October 11, 2016
MORRISTOWN, N.J. — “Jersey Spirits: Prohibition from Flappers to Bootleggers,” on view at the Morris Museum to December 11, will have museumgoers stepping back in time to a period of flappers and suffragists, bootleggers and leaders of the temperance movement.
The exhibition about the tumultuous Prohibition era in the Garden State explores how local figures boldly produced, smuggled and sold alcohol during the years of 1920 to 1933. It also delves into the moral, religious and political sentiments that shaped America’s “noble experiment” and considers how the horrors of excessive drinking and the cry for social reform fueled the temperance and suffragist movements.
Visitors will experience the battle between the “wets” and the “drys” through fashions of the Roaring Twenties, including flapper dresses, hairstyles and cigarette holders; authentic barware and flasks; historic photographs and propaganda materials, along with period music, dance, literature and films.
The museum is at 6 Normandy Heights Road.
For additional information www.morrismuseum.org or 973-971-3700.
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