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EXHIBITIONS

The Library of Virginia’s exhibition program offers physical, traveling, and virtual exhibitions that explore the commonwealth's social and cultural history and promote interest in and use of the collections and services of the Library.

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Virginians imbibed their last legal drink on Halloween night in 1916-more than three years before national Prohibition was enacted. Teetotalers & Moonshiners: Prohibition in Virginia, Distilled tells the story of Virginia Prohibition and its legacy, including the establishment of Virginia's Department of Alcohol Beverage Control and NASCAR. Newsreels of still-busting raids, music from the Jazz Age, and vintage stills complement the archival record of the exploits of Virginia's Prohibition Commission.