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Dry Oases: Local Prohibitions of Alcohol
March 10 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Please join the Kensington Historical Society for a special presentation:
Dry Oases: Local Prohibitions of Alcohol in Kensington, Damascus, and Takoma Park
A presentation by Ranjit S. Dighe, PhD
Coffee: 7:00 PM, Speaker 7:30 PM
“Dry Oases” explores the longstanding prohibitions of alcohol in Kensington, Damascus, and Takoma Park, which lasted for more than half a century after the repeal of national Prohibition in 1933.
The talk will focus on Kensington, and explain why Kensington was designated as a “permanently” dry town in 1933; why it stayed that way until the 21st century; and the factors behind the change.