Saturday, August 24, 2019
7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Evanston History Center, 225 Greenwood Street, Evanston, IL
Tickets: $100 (Adults); $50 (Students over 21)
Ticket includes admission, food, and drinks
Pull out your flapper dress or best gangster fashion and come celebrate all the great work the Evanston History Center does to illuminate our town’s 150+ years!
Join us for An Evening at the Blind Pig Speakeasy. Relax first at the Temperance Tea Room for light refreshments (non-alcoholic of course!) overlooking the lake as the sun sets, or bring your password and head right to the Speakeasy. There enjoy the sounds of the era with The Fat Babies Jazz Band, take advantage of the last drink before the History Center goes “dry” during our Prohibition commemoration, and learn to dance the Charleston and other early 20th century dances. Enjoy the fun — just hope we don’t get raided before we are done!
In January of 1919, the Prohibition Amendment to the Constitution went into effect. Evanston was already the epicenter for the temperance and prohibition movements, modeling and influencing national trends and opinions. In this centenary year, the Evanston History Center turns its summer gala into an opportunity for the community not only to view the Dry Evanston: The Untold Story exhibit but to experience a little of the Prohibition Era vibe as our history comes alive!
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