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The Demon Rum and the Gold Coast: Temperance, Prohibition, and Rum Running

January 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

A Lecture with Deej Webb Drawing upon archival material from Pequot Library’s Special Collections, the Fairfield Museum, and the Westport Historical Society, along with newspaper archives of the Bridgeport Library and the Westport Library, this multimedia presentation takes a look at the political, economic, religious, and social role of alcohol in Connecticut over four centuries, 1640–2020, with a focus on local history. Richard “Deej” Webb is an author, award-winning educator, and documentary filmmaker. A graduate of Vanderbilt University, he has…


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