Prohibition and the Kansas connection will be the focus of the upcoming First Thursday presentation of the Smoky Hill Museum in Salina.
Dr. Isaias McCaffery will host a free Zoom event “Foam on the Range” April, 1 at 5:30pm to look at how Kansas was on the forefront of the temperance movement that eventually led to a nationwide prohibition of alcohol.
Dr. McCaffery tells KSAL News that although the Eighteenth Amendment gave rise to organized crime – and many pockets of society ignored the law, the cause did make a number of positive impacts.
The Smoky Hill Museum will host a free Zoom presentation, “Foam on the Range,” by Isaias J. McCaffery. This presentation will take place on Thursday, April 1, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Go to foam-on-the-range </foam-on-the-range.html> and register to receive the link. The program is made possible by Humanities Kansas.
Dr. Isaias J. McCaffery is a history professor at Independence Community College and is past president (and a present board member) of the Kansas Association of Historians.