Field Trip

From Saloons to Speakeasies

Legislation Prohibition in Massachusetts in During the Roaring 20's

New Program at the Commonwealth Museum Examines Important Events in American History.
The Commonwealth Museum, in collaboration with the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, is presenting new educational experience for High School students with a focus on significant historical events in American history.

The current program examines issues of the early 20th century, a time marked by immense economic, social, and cultural development for our nation, from the unique perspective of state and federal legislation. This pilot program has immersed visiting students in an interactive experience that considers the issue of Prohibition in a presentation at the Commonwealth Museum, coupled with an introduction to the League of Nations debate at the EMK Institute.

Students viewing historic documents
Students present their arguments
Students present their arguments
Students present their arguments
Students begin to study the problem.
Students begin to study the problem.
Presenter helps class.
Presenter in front of class.

Contact:
Mary McCarthy Collins
Special Events and Public Programs
Commonwealth Museum and Massachusetts Archives
Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth
617-727-9268 x 225