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Milwaukee & Prohibition: Exhibit
July 22, 2019 @ 8:00 AM - September 30, 2019 @ 5:00 PM
This Archives exhibit explores how the Brewing Capital of the World dealt with the passage of the 18th Amendment. Highlighted are the creativity of Milwaukee’s big breweries, who restructured their production lines for snow plows, malt syrup, and cheese; the selective enforcement of Prohibition from Milwaukee’s government; and the ways in which local citizens responded to a law that significantly impacted their livelihood and way of life.