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Bootlegger's Bash at Missouri History Museum

It'll be the bee's knees! On August 8, come enjoy this swanky shindig at the Missouri History Museum.
It'll be the bee's knees! On August 8, come enjoy this swanky shindig at the Missouri History Museum.
courtesy of Missouri History Museum

Roll down your stockings and rouge your knees! The Roaring Twenties are coming back bigtime at the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park. On Friday, August 8, the Museum will host a Bootlegger's Bash. When the doors open at 8pm, you'll discover a Prohibition-era speakeasy waiting for you.

The event, which celebrates the Museum's special exhibition "American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition," will feature free exhibit to the admission itself. But revelers will also enjoy a complimentary dessert bar, door prizes, a cash bar, and — of course — a costume contest.

The exhibit will celebrate an era of flappers and suffragists, bootleggers and temperance workers, and real-life legends like Al Capone and Carry Nation. The exhibit explores and celebrates the only Constitutional amendment to have been repealed, a little hiccup of history, and a future that might have been.

On display, you'll see flapper dresses, temperance propaganda, a 1929 Buick Marquette, and original ratification copies of the 18th and 21st Amendment. A re-created speakeasy lets you learn to Charleston and explore the fashion, music, and culture of the Roaring ’20s. You can take a self-guided iPod tour, featuring curator Daniel Okrent along with filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, who created the PBS documentary Prohibition

The Bootlegger's Bash event promises to be the bee's knees. So put on your best flapper and fly boy attire, bob your hair, and warm up your Charleston!

Tickets for the Bash are $15 per person and will be available at the door or by calling 314-361-9017.

Tickets for the exhibit will be $10/Adults: $10; $5/Seniors/Students/Tour Groups/Active Military; Free/Children ages 18 and younger.

Bootlegger’s Bash
Missouri History Museum
Friday, August 8
$15 per person

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