Last night, the Norwood Historical Society held our fall member meeting at the Fred Holland Day House.

We marked the centennial of the 1919 Volstead Act, which ushered in Prohibition, by turning the Day House into a Speakeasy for the night. After the member meeting, those in attendance were treated to a brief historical talk on Prohibition.

Treasurer Bryan Burns told a few local Prohibition stories, including one about a bust in Norwood. Guest speaker Barry Nelson then treated us to a general history of distilling and home brewing through the ages.

May 25, 1924 Boston Globe

The Society has been selling raffle tickets for one of our biggest fundraisers, “Be a Day For a Night” and Chef Cat Gustin Rau chose the winner, Joe Sheehan. Joe and 9 guests of his choice will be served a private dinner party at the Day House.

Attendees enjoyed a variety of cocktails (and mocktails) while jazz duo “Keeper” (singer Cordelia Tapping & bassist Tyler Wagner) performed.

Thank you to everyone who joined us for a memorable night of fun, and a special thanks to all those who donated their time to make the night such a success.

For information on our upcoming events, you can join our mailing list or like our Facebook Page.

Norwood Historical Society Board of Directors (with Carrie Nation)
Back L-R – Treasurer Bryan Burns, Karen de Napoli, President Cashman Kerr-Prince, Secretary Linda Rau, Laurie Kearney
Front L- R – Kim Ritchie, George Curtis, Vice President Steve Callahan