Speakeasy added to event series

By BROOKE STEVENSON
Sunday Times Newspapers

 

WYANDOTTE — A new event has been added to the Museums’ Heritage Event Series this year.

 

A 1920s Spring Speakeasy will be held May 30 to highlight the city’s role during Prohibition.

 

Included in the free general admission event that begins at 6:30 p.m. are Model A cars on display, live music in the Marx Home, a “blind pig,” a 1920s fashion show at the Ford-MacNichol Home and actors dressed in period costumes walking around the museum grounds.

 

At three separate Speakeasy showtimes, a period film will be shown on the side of one of the buildings. Tickets for the Speakeasy showings at 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. cost $8.

 

Alcohol also will be served in a designated area for an additional charge.

 

“It’s a new event for us, and it should be a good day,” said Special Events Coordinator Natalie Rankine.
Tickets currently are on sale, and museum staff say they will sell out quickly.

 

For more information call the museum office at (734) 324-7297 or go to www.wyandottemuseums.org.

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