SHOW ME ST. LOUIS- The glitz and glamour of the roaring 20's come to life inside the latest exhibit to stop at the Missouri History Museum.

"We are in American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition," said Sharon Smith, Missouri History Museum Curator.

The speakeasy, the fashion and the music center around an old past time.

"I think it's important to talk about beer in this city in St. Louis because it's such a brewing city."

Visitors will walk through the history of prohibition and learn through interactive exhibits. Guests can give the Charleston a whirl in a speakeasy or stand next to Al Capone in a gangster lineup.

"We learn about the federal agents and the prohibition office and how they had to take care of the people who were not obeying the laws," explained Smith.

Curators put a local spin on the traveling exhibit.

"This is the story really about Anheuser-Busch and how it makes it," said Smith.

The history surrounding the rise and fall of prohibition isn't complete without St. Louis. American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition is on display at the Missouri History Museum through August 17. It costs $10 for adults to visit and it's free for anyone under 18. There are several events to coincided with the event and you can find a list at

Read or Share this story: