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“Drinks with a Prohibitionist!” April 19 at the N.C. State Capitol


Prohibitionist Carry A. Nation is taking a break from her busy schedule of smashing saloons for a night at the State Capitol! Join us for a casual evening of drinks and conversation with legendary saloon smasher Carry A. Nation Thursday, April 19 from 7-9 p.m. Beer, wine, and food will be served in the Capitol’s rotunda.

Take a selfie with a Carry Nation reenactor, or chat with her about her mission to save you from a “drunkard’s fate” while you sip your beverage. The capitol’s new exhibit, “Inflamed by Spirits: North Carolina’s Role in Temperance and Prohibition,” will also be on display.

Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased online beginning Mar. 1 at Tickets include admission, hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and a reproduction lapel pin based on hatchet pins that Nation sold to cover her jail fines. This event is ages 21 and up. Beer will be provided by Raleigh Brewing Company.

Come join us for a true Throwback Thursday, have a drink, and hang out with Carry Nation, a known prohibitionist!

Please call (919) 733-4994 for more information.

The State Capitol’s mission is to preserve and interpret the history, architecture and function of the 1840 building and Union Square. It is within the Division of State Historic Sites within the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, and located at One Edenton Street, Raleigh. For additional information please call, or visit

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