Join the Woodrow Wilson House on Thursday, October 25, 2012 from 7-9 PM as we turn the former President’s house into an old-fashioned speakeasy and raise money for Washington’s only presidential museum. The bash commemorates Wilson’s 1919 veto of the Volstead Act, which enforced Prohibition from 1920 to 1933.
Kick up your heels with bootleggers and flappers, hors d’oeuvres, music by Laissez Foure and dancing!
Enjoy an after-hours look at the authentically furnished 1920s home and get a special sneak peak at President Wilson’s wine cellar, a rarely seen gem of Prohibition-era history.
Prizes for the best 1920s attire.
Light refreshments and an open bar featuring gin-based cocktails provided courtesy of New Columbia Distillery, the makers of Green Hat Gin – and the first legal distillery in the District of Columbia in more than a century. Special guests include Fred Cassiday, the son of congressional bootlegger George Cassiday, “the man in the green hat,” after whom Green Hat Gin is named.
“Bootlegger” patron tickets include a special pre-event cocktail class with New Columbia Distillers at 6:30 PM.
National Trust and Woodrow Wilson House friends receive a $5 discount.
21 or over only please.
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Woodrow Wilson House
The Woodrow Wilson House is a national historic landmark and house museum that focuses on President Woodrow Wilson's "Washington Years." In 1921, after leading the nation through the first World War, President Woodrow Wilson moved to this elegant Washington home.
The townhouse, located in the capital’s Embassy Row neighborhood, was a quiet haven. As Washington’s only presidential museum, the Wilsons' home presents a fascinating glimpse into the life of an educator, scholar and world statesman.
The Woodrow Wilson House is owned and operated by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.