Teetotalers & Moonshiners Traveling Exhibition

The Teetotalers & Moonshiners: Prohibition in Virginia, Distilled exhibition might be coming to your area. Below is the current exhibition schedule.

Teetotalers & Moonshiners addresses the important and long-lasting effects of Prohibition on Virginia and America, including the prohibition movement as part of a social reform movement, the economic and social costs of Prohibition, including the closing of businesses and conflict within communities, and the rise of illegal alcohol production and sale as an underground culture and economy, the role of government in overseeing public health, and prohibition’s legacy—from NASCAR to the creation of the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to the rise of the modern brewing and distilling industry.

For more information on this exhibition or bringing it to your area, please contact Barbara C. Batson, exhibitions coordinator, at barbara.batson@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3518. Here is the Teetotalers & Moonshiners Prospectus and FAQ.

Please note: Schedule subject to change as a result of closures due to Covid-19 response.

11/1/2021–12/11/2021Mecklinburg County Library (Boydton)
12/13/2021–3/3/2022History Museum of Western Virginia
8/8/2022–9/24/2022Henrico County Public Library (Varina)
9/26/2022–11/12/2022Chesterfield County Public Library (Central)
3/20/2023–4/29/2023Reston Museum
6/12/2023–7/22/2023Tazewell County Public Library