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The History and Impact of Alcohol Regulation
  • Date: Thursday, October 22, 2015
  • Time: 7:00 pm
  • Location: William G. McGowan Theater, Washington, DC

Author and alcohol historian Garrett Peck (The Prohibition Hangover) moderates a discussion on the origins, effects, and current debate over the regulation of alcohol–exploring such topics as the three-tier system of alcohol distribution, recent industry changes, and privatization of state controlled outlets. Panelists include Jim Sgueo, President and CEO of the National Alcohol Beverage Control Association; Brien Fox, CEO, Henry A. Fox Sales Company; Warren Scheidt, President of American Beverage Licensees; and Kelley Spillane, Senior Vice President for Global Sales, Castle Brands, Inc.

This program is presented in conjunction with “Spirited Republic: Alcohol in American History” on display in the Lawrence F. O’Brien Gallery. “Spirited Republic” is presented in part by the National Archives Foundation through the generous support of HISTORY®, the Lawrence F. O’Brien Family, The Tasting Panel Magazine, and Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America. Additional exhibition funding provided by the Beer Institute, the Distilled Spirits Council of the U.S., the National Alcohol Beverage Control Association, and the National Beer Wholesalers Association.

All public programs at the National Archives are free and streamed live online via the National Archives’ YouTube channel. Reservations are recommended; seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The doors to the building will open 45 minutes prior to the start of the program. Use the Special Events entrance on the corner of Constitution Avenue and 7th Street, NW. Click here for more information on getting to the National Archives and parking.Live captioning will be available online and in the William G. McGowan Theater. If you require an alternative or additional accommodation for an event (such as a downloadable transcript or a sign language interpreter), please send an email to public.program@nara.gov or call 202-357-5000 in advance.