|Film showing in Davenport|
|News Releases - Art, Galleries & Museums|
|Written by Kelly Lao|
|Monday, 13 August 2012 12:37|
Davenport, IA- The German American Heritage Center will host Bob King of the Classic Film Society as he introduces us to a classic 16mm film, “The State of Scott” on Saturday, August 18th at 2pm. The showing will be at the Center, located at 712 W. 2nd St. Davenport, IA. The admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, and $3 for children ages 5-17. Members are free. This program is part of our celebration of beer during our exhibition Suds! which runs through October 28th.
The “Free and Independent State of Scott” celebrations had their roots in the Iowa temperance movement of the late 1880s. Davenport did not support the state’s efforts to pass a prohibition amendment, due to the large number of taverns and breweries in Scott County. The Kohler and Lange Brewery of Davenport filed suit when prohibition was passed in 1882, overturning the amendment on a technicality.
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