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Worcester Historical Museum Hosts Speakeasy Night

Monday, March 19, 2012

 

For one night only this Thursday you can take a trip into the gin soaked world of a 1920s speakeasy.

Worcester Historical Museum is transforming its Fletcher Auditorium into Stoney’s Speakeasy for a night of gangsters, flappers, and jazz. Experience the excitement of the roaring twenties as you enjoy hors d’oeuvres provided by Twisted Fork, a cash bar, organized crime, vivacious women, and the music of Dan Burke.

Lynn Soucy, Office Manager at Worcester Historical Museum, said, “We have named it Stoney’s after one of the top detectives in the 1920’s, David Stonequist. You will not be allowed into the speakeasy unless you give the gangster at the door a canned good. We will be collecting canned goods for the Worcester County Food Bank.”

Soucy said, “We will have live music, appetizers, cash bar and actor’s and actresses in costume portraying Gangsters, Flappers and a cigarette girl (selling chocolate cigars and candy cigarettes).”

Along with dancing the charleston and lindy hop, raffles will be also going on during the night. Raffle items include $100 gift certificate from Nice Hospitality, a tour Vernon Hotel’s actual secret speakeasy and tickets to a Hanover Theatre event.

Period attire is encouraged but not required. Attendees will receive their secret password to enter the speakeasy by bringing a canned good to help support the Worcester County Food Bank. Remember to not get caught with hooch or the joint might get raided!

Soucy said, “Fun will be had by all as we have created a short skit for the guest’s entertainment. Wonderful raffle prizes. Be careful not to get caught with Hooch, the joint might just get raided. All proceeds will go to benefit the Worcester Historical Museum’s program department, so that we may continue to bring Worcester’s past to life.”

Worcester Historical Museum’s Stoney’s Speakeasy event is on Thursday, March 22 from 6-8:30. Tickets to Stoney’s Speakeasy are $30.00 must be purchased in advance by calling 508-753- 8278.

Founded in 1875, Worcester Historical Museum is the only organization solely dedicated to the collection, preserving, and interpreting Worcester’s unique and diverse history from all time periods and subject areas. The holdings of WHM encompass thousands of documents and artifacts vital to the study of Worcester History. Worcester’s History is interpreted through a calendar of exhibitions, educational programming, tours, and publications. WHM features both permanent installations and changing exhibits. 

 

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