Prohibition in the Hudson Valley

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Event Details

Intrigued by a mention of bootlegging in the Hudson Valley in one of her father’s scrapbooks about his 58 year law career in Poughkeepsie, Eleanor (Ellie) Charwat started to research the subject and created a talk and a book on “Bootlegging in the Hudson Valley” that she has given to over 20 historical societies, libraries and other community organizations. At each talk, members of the audience add their anecdotes or family lore about bootleggers, speakeasies and underground tunnels. 

Ellie is a Poughkeepsie native who has lived in the Hudson Valley most of her life. She was head of the School of Adult Education at Marist College, has been a newspaper reporter, a teacher of English as a Second Language, a Town of Poughkeepsie Councilman and an active community volunteer. She is a graduate of Cornell University and received her master’s in public administration from Marist College. She is the author of “Small Town Lawyer: Highlights of Nathaniel Rubin’s Career” and “A Life Well-Lived, a Memoir”.

Event Type(s): Adult
Age Group(s): Adult

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