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    "Baptists and Bootleggers" Lecture and Book Signing

    Friday, February 4, 2022 at 2:00 PM until Friday, March 4, 2022 at 4:00 PM

    Image 1 - Baptists & Bootleggers HARDCOVER 2021 by Kathryn Smith

    Book Signing and Reception for Baptists and Bootleggers

    Facilitated by local author, Kathryn Smith

    Date: Friday, 2/4

    Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

    Campus Location: TBD

    Cost: $10.00 per person (Books available for purchase at reception for $35.00)

    Pull up a barstool and get better acquainted with Carry Nation, Al Capone, George Remus, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and a host of other historical personalities as you learn of the South’s unique role in the years 1920-1933 when alcohol was banned by the federal government. Baptists and Bootleggers: A Prohibition Expedition Through the South…with Cocktail Recipes takes you to major cities and small towns, all of which struggled between the Baptists and their teetotaling allies who preached temperance and the bootleggers who got rich providing what their customers couldn’t buy legally. Learn how to take your own Prohibition expedition through hotels, bars, speakeasies, museums, and cemeteries, and sample some vintage cocktail recipes along the way. If you have ever thought history is boring, you’ll change your mind when you read this book.


    Thank you to the 2022 Gold Sponsor of Professional and Lifelong Learning, Cancer Association of Anderson. 

    “Lessening the burden on Anderson County residents battling cancer!”