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Museum L-A to Revive 1920s Speakeasy

LEWISTON, ME – Museum L-A will be hosting the opening of “Rachel’s Speakeasy” on Thursday, June 27th, as part of The Roaring 20s to Swing exhibit and first of six monthly speakeasies to be held. “Rachel” and her entourage invite guests to join them for an evening of Prohibition-era libations, dancing, and live jazz performed by Roger Renaud. Doors open at 6:00p.m. Light refreshments will be available. Music begins at 7:00 p.m. until closing.

During the Prohibition Era of the 1920s, The DeWitt Hotel located on the corner of Pine St. and Park St. in Lewiston, was rumored to have a private speakeasy club in the basement. Guests at a speakeasy could only gain entrance by revealing the name of the person who had given the invitation. Once inside, guests enjoyed a fun-filled evening, which is depicted in movies such as “The Great Gatsby.”

Staying true to history, guests at “Rachel’s Speakeasy” will need a password to enter the museum through the back door. Guests are encouraged (optional) to wear 1920s period attire such as flapper dresses, fedora hats and pin-striped suits. As required by law, only people 21 years of age and older will be allowed entrance. Seating is limited, so it is strongly advised to purchase tickets early!

Ticket prices are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Price includes a souvenir mug and password. Parking is available free of charge after 6 p.m. at the nearby Canal Street and Chestnut Street garages.

To purchase tickets, please go to the event web page at: http://pssst.museumla.org