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Museum of Dufferin

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Airport Rd & Hwy 89
Mulmur, Ontario L9V 0L3 Canada
519-941-1114 dufferinmuseum.com

August 2018

Exhibit: Temperance & Temptation

August 1 @ 10:00 am - December 28 @ 5:00 pm
Museum of Dufferin, Airport Rd & Hwy 89
Mulmur, Ontario L9V 0L3 Canada
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Free

Between the mid-1800s and early 1900s, much debate surrounded the consumption of alcohol in Canada. While bootleggers tended to their hidden stills, local temperance enthusiasts met to discuss their antialcohol agenda. Unlike the United States the prohibition of alcohol was less stringent in Canada. At no time was the entire country under prohibition. Instead, residents voted for laws restricting alcohol in their own regions. This was known as Local Option. Beginning in 1894 towns and townships in Dufferin County voted…

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