temperance union was actually preceded by Eliza Jane Thompson in Hillsboro
A PBS series about Prohibition has uncorked new interest in a small museum at the Ohio hometown of the temperance movement.
The Anti-Saloon League Museum is confined to a room within the public library in Westerville, a Columbus suburb. It used to draw about a half-dozen visitors a week. The exhibit has been attracting ten times as many people since the airing of Ken Burns' three-part ``Prohibition'' documentary this week.
The temperance union was actually preceded by a group of women called "The Whirlwinds of the Lord", which was started by Eliza Jane Thompson in Hillsboro, Ohio in 1873. A member of her group group- then started the Women's Christian Temperance Union after that.
The Anti-Saloon League was founded in 1895 in Washington, D.C. It later moved to Westerville, from which it carried out its successful campaign against alcohol.