The Rum Rebellion: Prohibition in North Idaho

From 1920 to 1933, the Lake City was “dry,” devoid of alcohol like the rest of the country during the Prohibition years. And also like the rest of the country, there was plenty of alcohol to be found in Coeur d’Alene and surrounding regions by those who knew where to look. The Museum of North Idaho’s new exhibition brings to life the boozy narrative of these thirsty residents — enterprising bootleggers and even local law enforcement with their own stills — via whiskey bottles and other artifacts, as well as newspaper articles from the period. Look for related events throughout the exhibition, including when the museum hosts its ’20s-themed Gatsby Gala fundraiser on July 7 that promises to be the “bees knees.”

The Rum Rebellion: Prohibition in North Idaho • Opens Fri, June 17 from 11 am-5 pm; continues daily through Oct. 29 • $2-$6 • Museum of North Idaho • 115 Northwest Blvd., Coeur d’Alene • • 208-664-3448

— Carrie Scozzaro

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