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The Blind Swine
August 16 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 309.837.2750.
The Rise of the Automobile, with musical guests to be announced
The 1920s saw rapid changes that were fueled by new inventions, like the Model T automobile. Mr. Ford’s “Tin Lizzie” revolutionized more than the production line. He raised his worker’s salaries to $5 a day and instituted the five-day work week, creating “the weekend and leisure time,” along with disposable income to enjoy it. The automobile created the need for sales and repair shops, like the Ford Dealership known as Macomb Motors, which is now home to Western Illinois Museum and The Blind Swine. Join us for live music as we craft the best playlist for your journey back to the best road trip –ever!