Ames History Museum Lecture Series

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Topic: Prohibition in Iowa
Presenter: Linda McCann, author & Iowa history researcher

Join Ames History Museum and Ames Public Library for a series of online lectures.

Prohibition was the period of time when it was illegal to manufacture, transport, or sell alcohol in the U.S., including Iowa. Why, then, did Iowa farmers use their corn to make moonshine? This month, Linda McCann will share stories from moonshiners’ and bootleggers’ children she has interviewed. She will also share newspaper stories specific to the Ames area. 

Books by McCann on Iowa history will be available for purchase. 

Presented in partnership with Ames Public Library and Ames History Museum.

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