The Summit County Historical Society commemorates the 100th anniversary of the
ratification of the 18th Amendment (Prohibition) and the passage of the Volstead Act
with a “Gluttonous Affair” of food, drink and a tour of historic homes in Fairlawn
Heights, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020
A century ago, at the start of the “Roaring 20s,” Akron, Summit County, Ohio
and every state in the union braced for a long “dry” spell as the 18th Amendment,
which outlawed the sale, manufacture and distribution of alcohol, went into effect.
On Jan. 16, 1920, the night before the Volstead Act, which enforced Prohibition,
many Summit County residents celebrated as never before!
In that spirit, the Society is offering a progressive tour of three historic homes along Hampshire
Road, in Fairlawn Heights. Ticket holders will get a peek inside an honest-to-
goodness hidden alcohol cabinet installed to conceal forbidden “hooch” during
For $50 per person, ticket holders will visit three homes where they will enjoy some good, spirited
cheer, heavy hors d'oeuvres and finally, dessert & coffee. Ticket numbers are limited and going fast!
Tickets are available at eventbrite.com or by calling Society offices at 330-535-1120.
Details for the pick-up and drop off will be provided with the purchase of tickets.
Because January weather in Ohio can be harsh and there are no sidewalks on
Hampshire Road, the Society will provide transportation to – and between – the
"A Gluttonous Affair" marks the kick off of the Society’s 16th annual Rubber City Road Rally set
for September 12th . Elizabeth Campbell and Johnna Economou are co-chairs for
the rally, the Society’s signature fundraising event. Proceeds from "A Gluttonous Affair" will help underwrite the Society’s educational programs.