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Lecture by Dr. Glenn Ehrstine: "Weber Days: The Iowa City Beer Riots of 1884"

On 13 August 1884, violence broke out at the trial of Iowa City brewers Conrad Graf and John Dostal, who were charged with having violated the state’s new prohibition law. The riots made national headlines and are still part of local lore. Commemorate one of Iowa City’s more notorious moments in history and find out why tensions between temperance advocates and anti-Prohibitionists boiled over in the Iowa summer of 1884.

Lecture by Dr. Glenn Ehrstine: "Weber Days: The Iowa City Beer Riots of 1884"

Wednesday, May 01, 2019,

Iowa City Public Library, South Linn Street, Iowa City, IA, USA

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Date: Wednesday, May 01, 2019

Time: 7:00pm

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Iowa City Public Library, South Linn Street, Iowa City, IA, USA

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