SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) - We have the freedom to enjoy an alcoholic drink on a holiday like St. Patrick's Day, but there was a time in U.S. history where such an act would have been illegal.
And you can find out all about it at The History Museum in South Bend.
Prohibition was an amendment made to ban the manufacture, transport and consumption of alcohol. It took place back in the Roaring Twenties, and was repealed in 1933.
"Spirited: Prohibition in America" highlights how prohibition paved the way for organized crime, as Americans found ways to illegally distribute and consume alcohol.
Museum staff hope the exhibit brings that era of history alive for visitors. "We like for people to experience it," says Marilyn Thompson, marketing director at The History Museumt. "We love to have exhibits where you feel like you're walking through the pages of history. So, we're excited, we're proud, and we encourage people to come travel back in time with us."
The exhibit is open for one final day on Sunday from 12 p.m. until 5 p.m.