SBHS Hosts Wisconsin Humanities Council’s ShopTalk Series

Alison Staudinger, Assoc. Professor at UW-Green Bay will present a talk and lead a discussion on “Women’s Work during Prohibition” for the Wisconsin Humanities Council’s ShopTalk series. The discussion is hosted by Sister Bay Historical Society (SBHS) and will focus on the stories of real Wisconsin women, including Sister Bay bootleggers and their families, to consider how the value of work in the home changed during Prohibition and how it is valued today. The event will be held at Sister Bay Village Hall, May 11 at 6 pm, following exhibits, beverages and dinner.

An exhibit of Prohibition-era Sister Bay characters and businesses featuring artifacts and photos will begin at 4:30 pm. A “pop up” display board and table will be set up for people to bring favorite items, photos, or a story from the same era to share for the evening.

“We really want folks to get into it,” said Roberta Kutlik, curator at SBHS. Prohibition-era beverages will be served, unless you learn the password for the speakeasy, where beer and wine will be available.

The Al Capone-meets-Great Gatsby style “soup kitchen” will open at 5:15 pm and all are welcome. Hearty homemade soups, breads, salads and desserts will be served.

This event is free to friends and members of the SBHS. Everyone is welcome, but seating is limited to 100 people.

This event is part of the Wisconsin Humanities Council’s Working Lives Project. For more information call 920.854.7680.

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