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Conversations in public history will take a look at the Prohibition Era.

Uncle Sam worked here

“Prohibition Era Conversations in Public History,” sponsored by the Federal Bar Association, Minnesota Chapter and the Minnesota State Bar Foundation, are scheduled for two Saturdays in March and one in April at the Landmark Center in St. Paul.

On Saturday, March 1, Prof. Clifford Clark of Carleton College will speak on “Prohibition and America’s Struggle with Alcohol Abuse.  On Saturday, March 8, Paul Maccabee and Tom Boyd will discuss “Distilling Crime:  Bootlegging, Corruption and the Minnesota Courts in the 192o’s.”

On Saturday April 5, Melanie Gabbert-Gatchell of Southwest State University will discuss “Andrew Volstead: The Private Man Behind the Public Face of Prohibition.”

The programs are free but require a reservation by calling 651-292-4375 or by e-mail to admin@landmarkcenter.org.

There will be a tour at 9:30 am at the Visitor Information Desk and the conversations at 10:30.

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