Lee-Fendall House to throw speakeasy occasion to finance building repairs | ALXnow

Speakeasy occasion, through Lee-Fendall Home Museum & Yard

Look, really do not go all over telling persons we instructed you this, but there is going to be a very little booze and a small dancing at the Lee-Fendall Property Museum & Backyard garden in September.

The museum is web hosting a “secret” speakeasy fundraiser that both of those pays homage to Old Town’s bootlegging legacy and will aid increase dollars to aid the rebuild of a collapsed historic wall on the house.

“The 20s are again in a big way!” the museum reported on the event web page. “Please be part of the good friends, board, and workers of the Lee-Fendall Home Museum in our historic backyard on Saturday, September 25th for Sips & Tricks: A Speakeasy Night time.”

The home was at the time owned by a liquor wholesaler, nevertheless the museum admitted the relationship to Prohibition-era bootlegging is far more tenuous.

“Sips & Insider secrets honors Lee-Fendall House’s Prohibition-period historical past, when we have been property to one particular of Alexandria’s liquor wholesalers (and probable bootleggers!),” the museum said. “It functions loads of exciting speakeasy surprises, including dancing to stay jazz and ragtime, and costume contest for the ideal flapper or mobster fashion, 1920s-design cocktails, and much more. This 12 months, the event will elevate money for the mend of our 220-yr-old brick backyard wall, of which a 70-foot segment collapsed in early summer season, although also supporting the museum’s ongoing operate in historic preservation, schooling, and community engagement.”

Basic admission is $85, or $65 for any individual 30 and beneath. A personal reception before the function is VIP only, with tickets priced at $115.

The museum also formerly launched a GoFundMe to help spend for repairs to the wall. The repairs are made more high priced for the require to retain the services of complex and historic know-how to utilize the original bricks. The GoFundMe has elevated $6,700.