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October 2, 2015
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Ottawa – Taverns and Troublemakers, the newest exhibit at the City of Ottawa Central Archives, is now open. 

Taverns and Troublemakers gives you a seat at the bar to drink in the history of Ottawa’s taverns, and a front-row view of the battle with the Temperance Movement, the troublemakers who had a different plan for society. 

The Temperance Movement called for moderation or abstinence from alcoholic beverages. Its goal was social reform, but the movement not only created a complicated road to regulating the sale and consumption of alcohol, it also created opportunities for bootleggers and the sale of illegal moonshine. 

Taverns and Troublemakers runs until March 19, 2016 in Gallery 112 at the City of Ottawa Central Archives, James Bartleman Centre, 100 Tallwood Drive. Admission is free. 

Gallery 112 is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Sundays and statutory holidays. 

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