State University at Albany History Professor Gerald Zahavi is set to give a lecture on the dynamics of gender and the importance of women in the temperance movement, on Thursday, August 29th, at the Adirondack History Museum.
The lecture “Dry Women-Wet Men: Gender, Temperance, and the Fight for Prohibition” will look at the early years of the struggle for a “dry” America and the National Prohibition of alcohol following the the passage 18th Amendment on January 16, 1919.
He will also examine the evolution of male and female drinking habits before and after Prohibition and how women increasingly became comfortable with social drinking in the 1920s and beyond.
An opening reception will begin at 6:30 pm, with the lecture beginning at 7 pm.
The Adirondack History Museum is located at 7590 Court St, Elizabethtown. More information is available online.