Prohibition Room


***Photo/article of Carrie Nation & hatchet***

1914: January 21, 13th Annual Convention of the Anti-Saloon League of Virginia, Richmond, VA.

1916: (Halloween night) State Prohibition began in Virginia.

1920: January 16th – Billy Sunday sermon in Norfolk, Virginia. The 18th Amendment took effect for the rest of the country. He preached, “John Barleycorn, we bury you because you destroyed our health; you disfigured our bodies; you ruined our nervous system”.

1933: Virginia became 29th state to ratify the 21st Amendment – the repeal of the 18th Amendment