1840 Temperance House May Get a Reprieve From Wrecking Ball

Delevan, Wisconsin, home to the last known temperance house in the state has a date with the wrecking ball in July, but there is hope.  The next meeting of the Save the Israel Stowell Temperance House Subcommittee will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 24th, at Delavan Municipal Building, 123 S. Second St., Delavan. The meeting is open to the public.

For more information, call the Delavan Historical Society at (262) 740-7410 or society President Patti Marsicano at (262) 745-9473. To follow the movement’s progress on Facebook, search for Israel Stowell Temperance House.

Here is the article, plus an earlier article here.

Posted by Dave Trippel on April 23, 2010 at 07:00 PM in Current Affairs, Temperance | Permalink

1830's Temperance Rally, 1pm, Sunday, August 2, 2009, at the Historic Village at Allaire, NJ

About an hour south of NYC, and east of Philadelphia, just outside of Farmingdale, NJ, there will be a full scale temperance rally that includes a meeting of the Howell [Iron] Works Temperance Society, a Ladies' Temperance Tea and Social, and rousing speeches. Everyone is invited to this free event (parking $5). 

And, yes, that indefatigable Pledge is making its comeback in the public eye. Everyone will be given an opportunity to join in "the taking of the Temperance oath" and make history via history while improving their lives at the same time.  Here is the link. (repeated at 2:30pm)

Posted by Dave Trippel on July 24, 2009 at 05:56 PM in Alcoholism, Current Affairs, Temperance, United States | Permalink

A Misguided 'War on Drugs'

The New York Times publishes this opinion from a UN health specialist and a UN torture specialist based on facts from around the world. Here is the link.

Posted by Dave Trippel on June 25, 2009 at 02:54 PM in Current Affairs, Law Enforcement, Licensing and Legislation, Prescription Drugs | Permalink