Press Kit: Spirited Republic: Alcohol in American History
Exhibition Press Kit
“Spirited Republic: Alcohol in American History”
Groundbreaking exhibit shows governments conflicting relationship with alcohol
The National Archives will open a new exhibition on March 6, 2015, titled “Spirited Republic: Alcohol in American History” in the Lawrence F. OBrien Gallery of the National Archives Museum. “Spirited Republic” invites visitors to look at the governments tolerance, oversight, and control of alcohol throughout our history.
“Spirited Republic” is free and open to the public, and will be on display in the Lawrence F. OBrien Gallery of the National Archives Museum in Washington, DC, through January 10, 2016. The National Archives Museum is located on the National Mall on Constitution Avenue at 9th Street, NW. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily, except Thanksgiving and December 25. "Spirited Republic" is presented in part by the National Archives Foundation through the generous support of HISTORY®, the Lawrence F. O'Brien Family, The Tasting Panel Magazine, and Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America. Additional exhibition funding provided by the Beer Institute, the Distilled Spirits Council of the U.S., the National Alcohol Beverage Control Association, and the National Beer Wholesalers Association.
Read curator Bruce Bustard's Prologue article about the exhibit.