History After Hours: Bootleggers’ Ball III

Celebrate Repeal Day with dancing, bootlegger history, costumes, and more!
  • Dates:
    Dec 2, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Ages:
  • Where:
    1911 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma
  • Accessibility:

    Postponed until December 2022


History After Hours: Bootleggers’ Ball III
Thursday, December 2, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Washington State History Museum

Kick-off the holiday season by raising a glass to Repeal Day! Cut a rug with fellow dancers and a live performance by The Happy Sinners, sip on the bee’s knees of mixed drinks, and take in the wild tales of Washington in the ‘20s with local historian Steve Edmiston. Dress to the nines for a chance to win the coveted costume contest! Explore the museum galleries while you’re here, too.

Ahh, memories…

If you were part of Bootleggers’ Ball I in 2019 you’ll know how much fun was had celebrating Repeal Day at the History Museum! And then 2020 brought Bootleggers’ Ball II, a virtual celebration that included a presentation with mixology historian Renee Cebula and a prohibition-era fashion show with the Historical Society’s director Jennifer Kilmer. This year we continue the fun, bringing Bootleggers’ Ball III back in-person at the History Museum.

Join us on December 2 for…

History! Prohibition is a big topic in Washington’s history (and nationally), and we’re going to continue to explore the fascinating tales of rum-running, speakeasies and more! And costumes – start working on your prohibition-era costumes now and compete for the costume competition prize at the event!

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