On January 17, 1920, Americans woke up as participants in a sweeping social experiment: overnight, the Volstead Act had gone into effect, ushering in thirteen tumultuous years of Prohibition in the United States. To commemorate the historic date, we are excited to announce a brand-new event at the Ellwood House Museum – “Against the Grain: A Speakeasy Challenge.”
On Saturday, April 25, solve Prohibition-themed puzzles on the first floor of the Ellwood mansion to reveal a secret password and gain entry to the underground speakeasy. Once you’re in, enjoy an hour of performances by Dimensions Dance Academy and more as you sip authentic cocktails based on the hidden ingredients found in Perry Ellwood’s rumored Prohibition cellar. Costumes are encouraged! Check the museum's Facebook and Instagram pages for sneak peeks and behind-the-scenes updates.
Tickets are limited to 100 participants and must be purchased in advance. Tickets are $30 each, including one free drink, or discounted to $25 for museum members and college students with valid ID; contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details. You must be 21 or older to attend.