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Travel back to flappers and fedoras

The Douglas County Historical Society is going back in time with a Roaring ’20s-themed Bootleggers Bash on Saturday, May 3 at the Carlos Creek Winery in Alexandria. A social hour will begin at 5 p.m., followed by a formal dinner catered by Depot Express, with music by Terry Kennedy.

The night will be spent re-living the era of Prohibition, jazz, fast cars, Tommy guns, dancing the Charleston, speakeasies and moonshine.

Vintage cars from the era will be on display, and Missy Haugen Photography will be on hand capturing the experience. A live auction will also be held, as well as drawings for door prizes.

The seven-piece band Tuxedo Junction will serenade audience members and lead them in dances such as the Lindy hop. Attendees are encouraged to dress up in ’20s attire, such as a gangster, a silent screen star or a flapper.

The evening will also showcase Douglas County’s past and local lore and newsworthy events from the era of Prohibition in the county.

This event is being held to raise funds to restore and repaint the exterior of the historic Knute Nelson House in Alexandria.

Singles are $60, couples are $100 and reserved tables of eight are $350.

For tickets and the secret password, contact the Douglas County Historical Society at (320) 762-0382 or stop by at 1219 Nokomis Street in Alexandria.