This limited edition Rebel Yell whiskey bottle from the collection of the Museum Division was made in 1966 to commemorate the repeal of statewide prohibition in Mississippi. Prohibition was passed by the state legislature and went into effect in 1909. Bootlegging flourished to the point that state lawmakers eventually passed a black market tax on the sale of illegal liquor. In 1966, the legislature passed a law repealing statewide prohibition and allowing the individual counties to determine the legalization of liquor.
Artifacts from the Museum Division collection that are not on exhibit are available for viewing by appointment. Please contact Nan Prince, Assistant Director of Collections, by email to schedule an appointment.