"Whiskey Cookers" Screening

  • 600 E Locust Street | Des Moines, IA 50319
  • Presented By: Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs
  • Dates: October 4, 2018
  • Location: State Historical Museum of Iowa
  • Phone: (515) 281-5111
  • Start/End Time: 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Event Times: From: 05:30 PM to 08:00 PM
  • Price: Free
  • Overview

    Join us for a free screening of “Whiskey Cookers: The Amazing Story of the Templeton, Iowa, Bootleggers,” followed by a Q&A with its director, Dan Mannat. The film is based on the award-winning book “Gentlemen Bootleggers,” written by Bryce T. Bauer. Both accounts tell the true story of an Iowa town's high-stakes efforts to defy the law during the turbulent era of Prohibition. The bonus: Heavy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be provided. While you’re here, be sure to tour the traveling exhibit “Spirited: Prohibition in America,” on display from Sept. 1 through Oct. 20. Admission is free, but online reservations are encouraged at