at the National Constitution Center, opened in 2012 and currently on a 10 venue national tour
American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition is the first comprehensive exhibition about America’s most colorful and complex constitutional hiccup. Spanning from the dawn of the temperance movement, through the Roaring ’20s, to the unprecedented repeal of a constitutional amendment, this exhibition brings the whole story of Prohibition vividly to life.
“[With] its 120 artifacts, gallery stage sets, videos, games and diversions, it doesn’t just round up the usual suspects…The exhibition touches on important themes in its narrative, but there is almost nothing dry about it, except that in the mock speakeasy at its center, the bottles are empty and nothing is served.”
—The New York Times