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Thirsty Thursday: The Night Before the Long Dry Spell

The Filson Historical Society

Thursday, January 15, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)

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Please note that this event is $100.

Before it was the ubiquitous term for a night of heavy drinking, Thirsty Thursday had an entirely different meaning. Thursday, January 15, 1920, the original Thirsty Thursday, was the last day to legally purchase alcohol before Prohibition went into effect.

Come join The Filson Historical Society as we celebrate the last day of legal alcohol sales with a tasting of “Old G.D. Bourbon,” a product that was bottled in the 1890s, along with Evan Williams and Larceny Bourbons from Heaven Hill. Bourbon Historian Mike Veach will share the history of the temperance movement that created the long dry spell commonly known as Prohibition. In addition to the history, participants are invited on a self-guided tour of the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience.

“Thirsty Thursday” will be held in the Speakeasy Room at the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience. Tickets are $100, limit six per buyer. This event is limited to 100 participants. A password will be supplied with each ticket for admittance to the speakeasy room.

To register for this event, please use the Eventbrite link below or call The Filson at (502) 635-5083

Have questions about Thirsty Thursday: The Night Before the Long Dry Spell? Contact The Filson Historical Society

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Thursday, January 15, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)


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The Filson Historical Society

Website:http://filsonhistorical.org/organizer/the-filson-historical-society/

Phone:502-635-5083

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