Date(s) - Friday, November 8
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Minnesota History Center
The prohibition exhibit kicks off tonight with the Bootlegger’s Ball when the History Center will hop in a Delorian and set the dial back 90 years to take us back to what it describes as a “swanky speakeasy”. The event will feature great ways to experience the era which ironically include legal alcohol. Appropriately Schells, the only remaining Minnesota brewery to survive Prohibition will be sampling beers, along with Summit and Lucid. Rae Katherine Eighmey (author of “Soda Shop Salvation”) and Nick Kosevich of Bittercube Bitters will be there to educate on and serve some great cocktails because the mixed drink was born in Prohibition to cover that flavor of questionably distilled booze. There will be live Dixieland jazz featuring the Southside Aces and period dance lessons so everyone can swing in style. Last but not least this is the first opportunity to wander through this exhibit with the right level of sobriety or more accurately, a lack thereof.
$30 ($25 MHS members). Tickets available online or by phone at 651-259-3015.