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The Blind Swine
June 21 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Western Illinois Museum “quietly” announces the return of The Blind Swine Speakeasy. The museum’s raw space, once used as a garage, will be open for an authentic 1920s era speakeasy experience. Held the first and third Fridays from June 7th through October 4th, from 4:30 to 7:30 pm. Each event will have a different theme related to the era. Guests enter through the museum’s south door, if they have the password, and can enjoy live music and fun activities to learn about local history – all while enjoying a now legal beverage. There is a suggested $5 donation at the door.
The Western Illinois Museum is located at 201 South Lafayette Street, one block south of Macomb’s Courthouse Square. The password can be found on the museum’s Facebook page or by texting “swine” to 309.837.2613. For more information contact the museum at email@example.com or 309.837.2750.
The Suffragettes, with musical guest Aaron Jonah Lewis
In 1919 change was in the air. An unlikely partnership was formed between those working to advance the “Vote for Women” and those who believed there should be prohibition of alcohol. On June 21st at The Blind Swine, we look back 100 years and untangle the complicated web of the social advocates from the Anti-Saloon League to the National American Woman Suffrage Association. Musical guest Aaron Jonah Lewis, award-winning multi-instrumentalist, performer and educator, will accompany “the cause” with his spellbinding reels, boisterous blues tunes and even a bit of country gospel. His soulful spontaneity will amplify the deeply held convictions of a time of great social changes –no matter what side you are on!