Now Open – L’Chaim! A “Spirited” History of Central Ohio Jews, 1850-1950

As early as the 1850’s, central Ohio Jews were active in the local liquor industry. From saloons and taverns to nightclubs, from manufacturing to distribution their involvement grew.  The exhibit will look at the reasons for going into this business, the early establishments, Prohibition and its effects on the Jewish community and the post Prohibition revival of bars, clubs and distributors. We will also look at the businesses that grew out of early involvement in bars and still exist today.

Join us for this fascinating look at a long history of Jewish involvement in the local liquor industry.


Date Opens November 2019

LocationThe Historical Collection, 1175 College Ave.

TimeMon-Fri 10-3:30, Sundays by Appointment (Please call 614.238.6977 or email to schedule a time.)