Time to Party Like It's 1929 in Jasper, Indiana

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Dubois County Museum presents "Party Like it's 1929" event to take place in Jasper, Indiana on March 29, 2014. They welcome all to the party that will transform a person to the era of flapper dresses, prohibition, and moonshine.

The joint will be hopping and the tunes bopping as the reels on the player piano spin.

Calling all hep cats and fabulous flappers — the Dubois County Museum is inviting everyone (over 21) to party like it is 1929. This swell soirée will honor the memory of that delightful elixir — Dubois County Dew!

Too young to remember Dew? It's what the old-timers called moonshine back in the day when one couldn't throw a rock in Dubois County without hitting a Moonshiner.

The party is planned for Saturday, March 29, in the speakeasy, also known as the log cabin area of the museum, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., eastern time.

It won't be too swank but it won't be no dive either! Mike Lindauer will cook up a batch of dew using an original recipe (but altering the ingredients to make it strictly legit). Heavy hors d'oeuvres, such as tipsy wieners and Swedish meatball, baby Gerkins pickles, cheese and crackers, salted peanuts and more will be provided with the cost of admission. The giggle juice will come courtesy of the Headquarters Restaurant and Bar (a cash bar will be available).

The joint will be hopping and the tunes bopping as the reels on the player piano spin. Hoofing is allowed. Eric Tretter, with Two Hawks Photography, will snap personal pics for just a little scratch as a memento of the evening. Hombres are encouraged to dig out their bowlers and spats and dishes to dust off their strappy shoes and shimmy dresses and come attired as if it really is 1929.

The cost is $15 per person in advance for Museum members, $17.50 per person for non-members, and $20 per person at the door for everyone.

Reservation forms are available at the museum (hours are Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday 1-4). Or call Judy Welp at 812-630-1996.

Remember this secret knock to enter: Rap three times fast and two times slow, then tell the doorman, "Art Nordhoff sent me."

The museum is open Tuesday through Friday from 10:00-2:00 p.m., Saturday from 10:00-4:00 p.m. and Sunday 1:00-4:00 p.m. It is closed on Monday. The Dubois County Museum is a local non profit organization committed to the collection, preservation and interpretation of historical artifacts and information important to the citizens of the county. Museum operations are funded by annual memberships, donations and gifts from visitors, area residents and businesses. Admission is free; donations are accepted. The Dubois County Museum staff consists entirely of volunteers. It is located in Jasper at 2704 N. Newton Street (US231). Call (812) 634-7733. Please allow two hours to view exhibits. For more information, call 812-634-7733 or visit the museum web site at http://www.duboiscountymuseum.org.

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