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Bootlegger’s Bash: Raise a Glass to Prohibition!

Friday, January 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm |

This January, the CHS is celebrating the 100th anniversary of Prohibition with a party featuring live jazz music, dancing, and, of course, cocktails! Come dressed in your best 1920s style, and you might win a prize for best costume. No 1920s party is complete without dancing, but don’t worry if you don’t know how to do the Charleston – we’re partnering with Hartford Underground Vintage Dance Group to provide tutorials in how to cut a rug like a flapper.

And you’ll have a chance to sample some of Connecticut’s finest home-grown spirits and liqueurs with Hartford Flavor Company, Litchfield Distillery, Westford Hill Distillers, and Fifth State Distillery on hand to offer tastings.

There’ll even be a pop-up exhibit of “flapper” dresses from our collection on display.

Live music provided by members of the New England Jazz Ensemble.

$20 for CHS members, $25 for non-members. Cocktails and refreshments included.  Guests must be 21 or older.

 Advance tickets can be purchased here, or you can buy tickets at the door.

Contact Adult Programs Manager Natalie Belanger with any questions at (860) 236-5621 x289, or email Natalie_Belanger@chs.org.

Image: Cover of Parson’s Theater Program, Hartford, 1928, CHS Ephemera Collection

 

 

 

 

 

 

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