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Chew on This: Moonshine & Morality

Tuesday, October 18, 2011 at 6:00 PM (EDT)

Chew on This: Moonshine & Morality

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Remaining Sales End Price Fee
Chew on This: Ball & Biscuit (Rosemary Dorsa) Sold Out Ended $15.00 $1.82
Chew on This: The Brass Ring (David Hoppe) 3 Tickets Ended $15.00 $1.82
Chew on This: Flat 12 Bierworks (Ted Boehm) Sold Out Ended $15.00 $1.82
Chew on This: Goose the Market (Lou Harry) 1 Ticket Ended $15.00 $1.82
Chew on This: The Libertine (Matt Gutwein) Sold Out Ended $15.00 $1.82
Chew on This: Mass Ave Wine Shoppe (Deborah Simmons Wilson) 2 Tickets Ended $15.00 $1.82
Chew on This: Mesh on Mass Avenue (David Wantz) 1 Ticket Ended $15.00 $1.82
Chew on This: Old Pointe Tavern (Scott Seay) Sold Out Ended $15.00 $1.82
Chew on This: The Rathskeller (Jason Lantzer) Sold Out Ended $15.00 $1.82
Chew on This: Slippery Noodle (Ted Frantz) Sold Out Ended $15.00 $1.82
Chew on This: 1933 Lounge (at St. Elmo Steak House) (Bill Blomquist) Sold Out Ended $15.00 $1.82
Chew on This: Tomlinson Tap Room (Gil Holmes) 2 Tickets Ended $15.00 $1.82
Chew on This: Turner's at the Canterbury Hotel (Tim Robinson) 3 Tickets Ended $15.00 $1.82
Chew on This: Post Event Reception at the Athenaeum 120 Tickets Ended Free $0.00

Event Details

Join Indiana Humanities, WFYI, Indiana Historical Society, Spirit & Place Festival and Athenaeum Foundation, for a one night think & drink discussion with friends and neighbors about the legislative, political and social themes of the Prohibition Era and their current presence in society.

Complementing Ken Burns' latest documentary “Prohibition” and the Indiana Historical Society exhibition, You Are There 1920: Busted! Prohibition Enforced, you are invited to join a “Chew on This” conversation on the legislative, political and social constructs of this era and the continued tensions these issues create in contemporary times. (Why this topic? Listen to Ken Burns discuss the theme.)

In some of Indy’s best loved watering holes, we’ll talk, eat and drink (non-alcoholic options available) while discussing the legacy and lessons of prohibition. Following the small group cocktail conversations, all participants and invited to engage in more dialogue at a post-event reception. This is a ticketed event. RSVP required!


Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011
6-7:30 p.m. – Cocktail Conversations (various locations)
7:30-8:30 p.m. – Reception (ArtSpace at the Athenaeum)

$15 admission includes a drink, plus appetizers


Facilitators include:

Ted Boehm:    

Ted Boehm is a retired Indiana Supreme Court justice, with long list of accomplishments in the legal, business and civic community. Mr. Boehm is a former editor of the Harvard Law Review with unique insight into a vast array of legal issues.


Bill Blomquist:

Bill Blomquist is a political science professor and Dean of the School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI. Dr. Blomquist teaches courses in American politics, Indiana politics and constitutional law.


Karen Celestino-Horseman:
Karen Celestino-Horseman is an attorney representing the League of Women Voters of Indiana, Inc., focusing on issues impacting women’s voting rights in Indiana. Ms. Celestino-Horseman is also a former Indianapolis/Marion County City-County Councilor.


Vivian Deno:   

Vivian Deno is a professor of history at Butler University. Dr. Deno’s work has focused largely on American history of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century (roughly 1870-1940).


Rosemary Dorsa:

Rosemary Dorsa is a nonprofit consultant who has held leadership positions with the Central Indiana Community Foundation for nearly 20 years. Ms. Dorsa is also the chair of Indiana Humanities' Board of Directors.


Ted Frantz:      

Edward “Ted” Frantz is a professor of history at the University of Indianapolis.  Dr. Frantz’s areas of specialty include presidential and political history, African American history and American history from 1865-1945.


Matt Gutwein:  

Matt Gutwein is the President and CEO of the Health and Hospital Corporation of Marion County. Mr. Gutwein is also a legal scholar with extensive experience in numerous legal, political and constitutional issues.


Lou Harry:       

Lou Harry is the arts & entertainment editor for the Indianapolis Business Journal. Mr. Harry is also a prolific writer who has published novels, works of non-fiction, essays, plays and articles for publications such as Variety and Men’s Health.


Gil Holmes:

Gilbert “Gil” Holmes is the Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana. Prior to advocating for constitutional rights at the ACLU, Mr. Holmes had a long career in both the public and private sector, as well as the U.S. Army.


David Hoppe:  

David Hoppe is a freelance writer, editor and cultural strategist. Mr. Hoppe is also a contributing editor and columnist for NUVO. 


Jason Lantzer:

Jason Lantzer is a professor of history at IUPUI and Butler University. Dr. Lantzer’s research has focused on the intersection of religion, politics and the law. Dr. Lantzer recently published the book Prohibition is Here to Stay: The Reverend Edward S. Shumaker and the Dry Crusade in America.


Tim Robinson:

Tim Robinson is a Vice President and Senior Investment Advisor for PNC Wealth Management. Mr. Robinson also teaches post-graduate level courses in legal and business ethics at Butler University.


Scott Seay:

Scott Seay is a professor of history and global Christianity at the Christian Theological Seminary. Dr. Seay’s research interests include the historical relationship between religion and politics.


Debra Simmons Wilson:

Debra Simmons Wilson is a consultant, advising clients on issues associated with diversity and inclusion. Ms. Wilson has more than 30 years of experience in a diverse mixture of industries, including planning, transportation, social services, coalition and community building, stakeholder engagement, diversity and cultural competency.


David Wantz:   

David Wantz is the Associate Vice President for Community Relations at the University of Indianapolis. Prior to his work at the University of Indianapolis, Dr. Wantz had a long career training law enforcement and public safety officers.


Don’t want the night to end so soon? WFYI, Indiana Historical Society, Spirit & Place Festival and Athenaeum Foundation invite you to a special post-event opportunity. Members of local burlesque troupes will partner in a performance that celebrates the roots of American burlesque and the shift in feminine mores created in the Prohibition Era. Tickets will be available at the door of the Athenaeum or through Bottoms Up Burlesque; Must be 21 and older.


Still don't want the night to end? The Nestle Inn, a 115-year-old B&B is located in Chatham Arch off Mass Ave. Learn more at

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Presented by Indiana Humanities, WFYI, Indiana Historical Society, Spirit & Place Festival and Athenaeum Foundation.

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