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The Blind Swine
October 4 @ 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 email@example.com or 309.837.2750.
Let the GOOD TIMES Roll, with musical guests Sally Weisenberg and Don Berbaum
Most consider the prohibition of alcoholic beverages the defining issue of the 1920s, but history shows that the era’s changes affected manufacturing, agriculture, entertainment, and informed social issues. On October 4th, as we close the season at The Blind Swine, guests are invited to consider how life was forever changed during the roaring 20s! We welcome musical guests Sally Weisenburg and Don Berbaum to join us as we put lipstick on The Blind Swine for a roaring twenties closing night bash. Their eclectic mix of just good music is the perfect tribute to the speakeasy. Sally’s spectacular vocals provide the focal point while Don adds the color on guitar and harmonica, crafting a soulful sound.