The highly anticipated Prohibition exhibition at the National Constitution Center is finally here!
American Spirits: The Rise And Fall Of Prohibition opens to the public today, Friday, October 19.
The 1920s come roaring to life in the form of a 5,000-square-foot exhibit featuring more than 120 rare artifacts from the era. Before you check it out for yourself this weekend, we’re giving you a sneak peek at what to expect inside the first-ever comprehensive Prohibition exhibition, a world premiere developed from the ground up by the NCC.
It’s already been written up in the New York Times, in a profile which refers to the exhibition as “Prohibition, Hardly Dry.” The Times writes, “With its 120 artifacts, gallery stage sets, videos, games and diversions, [the exhibit] doesn’t just round up the usual suspects.”
It’s true: from an “Is it Legal?” interactive touchscreen game to a re-created speakeasy complete with a bar, dance floor and bandstand, American Spirits might be the center’s most impressive production so far.
Take a look at a few more highlights, below.
American Spirits: The Rise And Fall Of Prohibition
When: October 19, 2012-April 28, 2013
Where: 525 Arch Street
Cost: $17.50 for adults, $16 for seniors and students, $11 for children ages 4-12
More info: www.prohibition.constitutioncenter.org