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Spirited: Prohibition in Albany

  • Dates: June 7, 2019
  • Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Overview

    As part of "Speaking Easy", the Albany County Historical Association's year long look at the prohibition era in Albany, the ACHA is pleased to announce the opening reception for their latest exhibit "Spirited: Prohibition in Albany" opening on First Friday, June 7th, at the King's Place Gallery.

    Explore the neighborhood of William Kennedy’s fiction in this exhibition at King’s Place: Spirited: Prohibition in Albany illuminates how the capital region fared during the thirteen-year national prohibition experiment. Gangsters, gambling, gin-running; Albany, with its easy access to both New York City and Montreal, had all these things and more to offer those looking for a good time a “wet” oasis.

    Opening event will be held from 6pm to 9pm at the King's Place Gallery, 27 N. Swan St., Albany. This event is free. Complimentary wine and cheese will be served. The Ten Broeck Mansion, around the corner at 9 Ten Broeck Place will also be open to explore.