An illustrated lecture by HLFM Director Pierce Rafferty
Sunday, October 13th, 2019
Time: 4-5 p.m.
Location: Museum, 2nd Floor
HLFM Director Pierce Rafferty will survey the history of prohibition, 1919-1933, and chronicle the rumrunners that crash-landed on Fishers Island.
Reception to follow.
Note: This talk is an updated version of Pierce’s July and August presentations.
2019 Museum Exhibit
Against the Tide: Prohibition on Land and at Sea, 1919-1933
This year’s exhibition chronicles the bitter struggle between “wets” and “drys” that tore the nation apart one century ago. The rumrunners that wrecked on Fishers Island are portrayed as part of a much wider battle that engulfed the entire country.