Sips & Secrets: A Speakeasy Night

    Date(s) - 09/14/2019
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    Lee-Fendall House Museum & Garden

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    It’s back! Lee-Fendall House’s much-anticipated annual speakeasy fundraiser returns for the fourth year.

    On Saturday, September 14th, 2019, we invite you to join us for Sips & Secrets: A Speakeasy Night, to support Lee-Fendall House’s efforts to interpret nearly 200 years of local, state, and national history through stories of the individuals who lived and worked on the property from 1785 to 1969.

    The event celebrates the house’s Prohibition-era history, when we were home to Alexandria’s liquor wholesalers, and all proceeds will support our mission to provide a place for the Alexandria community to explore our shared history and discover how it is still relevant today.

    While you’re supporting our mission…

    • Enjoy 1920s-style drinks as we raise a glass to the Downham family, who once made Lee-Fendall their home as prominent Alexandria liquor dealers – until Prohibition came to town.
    • Dance the night away to some great jazz and ragtime, and brush up on your skills to enter our Charleston contest.
    • Show up in your best flapper or mobster style and win a prize for the best 1920s costume.
    • Win great prizes highlighting local Alexandria businesses in our silent auction.

    General admission tickets include two drink tickets for cocktails, wine, or beer, heavy hors d’oeuvres and dessert, and all the speakeasy fun you can handle! We also offer ageneral admission price for young professionals (ages 21-30; all guests must be 21 years or older to attend).

    Interested in an insider’s look at Lee-Fendall’s Prohibition past? Join us at 6:30 PM for a VIP pre-reception, including an exclusive liquor tasting and a tour of the house that focuses on how Prohibition changed the lives of the Downham family and other Alexandrians. Those holding current Lee-Fendall House Museum & Garden memberships may attend as VIPs for the price of general admission.


    Sponsorship opportunities are available for companies, organizations, or individuals interested in supporting Lee-Fendall House’s mission.

    To discuss sponsorship opportunities, please contact Megan Ritter, event chair, at or (410) 259-9273.


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