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Prohibition and Kentucky exhibit opens at Frazier History Museum

People outside the Frazier History Museum popped open a “barrel of bourbon” and poured it out on the street. (Source: WAVE 3 News) People outside the Frazier History Museum popped open a “barrel of bourbon” and poured it out on the street. (Source: WAVE 3 News)
Penny Peayler (Source: WAVE 3 News) Penny Peayler (Source: WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - We all know about the bourbon boom we are experiencing in WAVE Country and now you can learn about how bourbon has shaped Kentucky and the region with a new exhibit at the Frazier History Museum. 

The exhibit called Spirits of the Bluegrass: Prohibition and Kentucky traces the rise of the anti-liquor movement through the repeal of the 18th Amendment in 1933.

To demonstrate what it was like during prohibition, people outside the Frazier History Museum popped open a “barrel of bourbon” and poured it out on the street, a common scene in the 1920s as the spirit was still made and sold underground.

“This is a story that’s about farmers. It’s about corn crops. It’s about the entrepreneurial spirit of the people who fought and starved and then
lived,” Frazier History Museum President and CEO Penny Peayler said.

The exhibit also features flapper dresses, two full sized bars and a Speakeasy with a stage.

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