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Posted on: April 24, 2023

Marietta History Center Presents Evening with History: Blind Tigers

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April 24, 2023

CONTACT: Anna Monroe


MARIETTA - On Tuesday, May 16th, at 6pm, the Marietta History Center will host an evening lecture featuring historian, Alan R. McClarnand.  Mr. McClarnand will be discussing his research entitled “Catch the Blind Tiger and Drag Him to Court”: The Local Option and Prohibition in Marietta, Georgia, 1880-1920

As Mr. McClarnand states in his exploration “…blind tiger operators all across the state became purveyors of alcohol in dry towns.  These bootleggers played a game of “cat and mouse” with local authorities.”  Mr. McClarnand’s research also delves into Marietta’s race relations during the Jim Crow era and how it related to Prohibition.

At the Marietta History Center our mission is to ignite curiosity in Marietta’s history by connecting people through compelling stories and engaging experiences.  Current Temporary exhibits includes a traveling photography exhibition highlighting Black Vietnam Veterans from Georgia & “Marietta 1899: Color Captured in Black & White” which was produced in house at the Marietta History Center.

When: Tuesday, May 16th at 6 pm.  

Where: Marietta History Center, 1 Depot Street, Marietta, GA 30060

Cost: $10 for not-yet members, FREE for Museum Members 

To learn more about the Marietta History Center, visit us at

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