Happy Hour

Over the course of our history, Americans have engaged in debates about alcohol and its place in our society. Government programs and policies have ranged from promoting drink-related industries to warning of the health dangers of drinking and driving, to outright prohibition of alcohol manufacturing and sales. Few issues have generated such passion among citizens in addition to government interest. Alcohol-related records in the holdings of the National Archives - posters, government created films, patent drawings, artifacts, and petitions - explore the surprising role of the Federal Government in regulating, promoting, investigating, and prohibiting alcohol production, sale, and consumption.

Sit back and enjoy an evening of cocktails, beer, or wine while enjoying these Archives-inspired glasses, mugs, trays, plates, flasks, and more.