What, no beer?
Prohibition began in 1920, but it wasn’t the first time Elgin was “dry.” Historian Jerry Turnquist reveals earlier efforts to limit liquor sales in the city through the repeal of Prohibition in 1933. Please note: This event is at Gail Borden Public Library, NOT at the Museum. Please register on the Library’s website: https://attend.gailborden.info/event/3362918
Presented in partnership with Elgin Community Network and the Elgin History Museum.
Photo of the Peterson-Hilbert Saloon, with a harness shop in the basement next door. The businesses are at 67 South Grove Ave. Photo circa. 1896.