Due to COVID-19 recommendations to limit social interaction, the
Elk Rapids Area Historical Society (ERAHS) History Museum
is closed to the public until further notice.

Our usual once-a-month (May through October) in-person programs have been expanded to ONLINE presentations three-times-a-month EVERY MONTH for as long as they are available to us from the Historical Society of Michigan.
June 15, 2021 (Tuesday) - Noon to 1:00 p.m.
Hear This Historical Lecture thru HISTORY HOUNDS Lecture Series, Presented by the Historical Society of Michigan for Elk Rapids Area Historical Society Members:
A Local Stop on the Road to National Prohibition:
Midland County's "Dry" Deades

Presented by:
Tawny Ryan Nelb, Nelb Archival Consulting
Prohibition of alcohol was one of the great social reform movements of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In 1908, Midland and several other Michigan counties banned liquor through local option votes well before national Prohibition. Learn about Midland Prohibition and how it continued to exclude liquor-by-the-glass until 1967.

*** Register by 3:00 p.m. Monday, June 14th ***

This free lecture is only available to ERAHS members through remote access. If you are not an ERAHS member but would like to become one, click here.
Our 2021 Program Sponsors: