Sips & Secrets: A Speakeasy Nighy

    Date(s) - 09/22/2018
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    Lee-Fendall House Museum & Garden

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    Sips and Secrets: A Speakeasy Night is an annual 1920s-themed gala fundraiser to support the Lee-Fendall House Museum & Garden, which interprets 200 years of local, state, and national history through the changing lives and fortunes of the individuals who lived and worked on the property. All proceeds from this event will fund urgently architectural repairs and stabilization for the house’s historic 233-year-old foundations.

    *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 before Prohibition.
    *Dance 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.
    *And more – keep an eye on our social media pages as plans take shape!

    Purchasing tickets in advance is highly recommended, with tickets available at our Eventbrite page. General admission tickets include three drink tickets for cocktails, wine, or beer, heavy hors d’oeuvres and dessert, and all the speakeasy fun you can handle! New this year is a general 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.

    Interested in sponsorship opportunities for the event or our silent auction? Contact Megan Ritter, event chairperson, at or 410-259-9273.


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