Brock prof to give public talk on post-Prohibition era in Niagara, U.S.

Brock Professor Dan Malleck will speak about this history of cross-border drinking in an upcoming talk hosted by the Niagara Falls Museums.

The lecture, titled “Crossing the Line: How, where and when to drink in Niagara after Prohibition,” will take place virtually on Thursday, July 22 from 7 to 8 p.m.

Following the end of Prohibition in Ontario in 1927, Americans flocked to Niagara to drink. When Prohibition ended in the United States in 1933 and was replaced by a looser licensing regime than in Canada, Niagara residents crossed to the U.S. to drink. Malleck’s talk will explore how Niagara responded to the changes.

Malleck, a Professor with the Department of Health Sciences and Director of the Centre for Canadian Studies, has published and spoken internationally about drug and alcohol regulation and Prohibition.

His upcoming talk is part of the Imbibe lecture series hosted by the Niagara Falls Museums and will take place on Zoom. Preregistration is required and can be completed by visiting the museums’ website.

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