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Corrales Historical Society Heritage Day 2019
May 18, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Free and Open to the Public
Heritage Day is Corrales’ spring celebration of its history. This year, the Archives Committee of the Corrales Historical Society is commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Volstead Act, aka Prohibition, in Corrales (1919-2019). This event is free, fun and informative. We invite everyone to join us.
Highlights of this year’s Heritage Day:
• View displays on the history of and old stories about wine and brandy making in Corrales.
• 1927 maps show over 140 vineyards in Corrales… with a population of just 1000 to 1500 people!
• Get up close and personal with a working handmade copper still.
• 11am-12pm: Brad Clement will sing songs about pro- and anti-prohibition, drinking ditties and tunes from the 1920s.
• 2-3pm: Enjoy a panel discussion with local vintners from modern Corrales wineries. Learn about the many challenges of growing grapes and making wine in Corrales.
• Children’s’ Crafts: Kids of all ages are invited to make Cork Critter crafts and more.
• Did you know? Prohibition in New Mexico predated the national prohibition act by three years.
• Plus, view the video about Historic Old San Ysidro Church playing all day in the Sacristy.
Fun (anonymous) quotes from back in the day:
• “Corrales was once the BRANDY CAPITAL of New Mexico.”
• “It was illegal selling the wine, but it was good money. The wine sold for $4.00 per gallon…you had to be real careful.”
• “Prohibition was in force when I was young. But I say that if they locked up all the bootleggers, everyone would be gone.”