“Ethyl is not a Lady”: The Faces of Temperance, 1800-1960 – October 19, 2018

Come to the Presbyterian Historical Society for a one-night-only display of temperance items from the collection.

October 19, 5:30-7:30 pm

Presbyterian Historical Society
425 Lombard Street
For more information, contact Lorraine Brown, lbrown@history.pcusa.org https://www.history.pcusa.org/get-involved/events

From the early nineteenth century until well past the end of Prohibition, Presbyterians and their Protestant allies employed a wide range of images and tactics to support the temperance cause. View tracts, posters, and songbooks that trace over 150 years of history, from the fatal effects of “ardent spirits” to the menacing “whiskey dragon” and finally the more benign “Ethyl” pamphlets of the 1950s.

Whether you’re a wet or a dry, we’ll have food, drink, and conversation to mix with the history. Behind-the-scenes tours also available.