Upcoming exhibit to remember prohibition

October 4, 2013 by  

The Minnesota History Center will be showing the exhibit ‘American Spirits: the Rise and Fall of Prohibition’ beginning this November. To celebrate its arrival a special preview called the Bootlegger’s Ball is being held.

The ball will transform the Center into a speakeasy for the evening. Guests will be able to pose for their own gangster mug shot, listen to Dixieland jazz from the Southside Aces, and purchase moonshine cocktails. Local beer will be available for sampling and selected MHS Press authors will be on hand to sign their latest books.

Guests can also learn how to Charleston and Shimmy and compete for prizes. They can also create their own souvenir of the evening to take home.

The exhibit itself consists of over 100 rare artifacts, multi-media presentations and even a video game to play. It is a traveling exhibit from the National Constitution Center.

This exhibit will probably be widely advertised in the St. Paul area. With that in mind, organizers have likely invested in services such as poster and sign printing from local printing companies.

The exhibit is running at the Minnesota History Center from November 9 until March next year. Admission to the Center, which is open Tuesday through Sunday, is $11 for adults, $9 for seniors, college students, and active military, and $6 for children aged 6-17.

The Bootlegger’s Ball will take place on November 8 from 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm. Tickets are $25 for Center members or $30 for non-members. For more information, call 651-259-3000.