The West End’s own museum, Roedde House, will be hosting a series of Speakeasy style fundraisers on various dates in October featuring the iconic Ivan Sayers historical fashion collection.
Roedde House Speakeasy Style Fundraisers
Where: Roedde House Museum (1415 Barclay Street, Vancouver)
When: October 2, 3, 16, 17, 2020 at 5:30pm to 7:00pm OR 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Tickets: Available online now (max 10 participants per time slot)
As a non-profit museum lead by a volunteer board of directors and operated by a staff of two, alongside a large net of volunteers, community support is crucial in keeping Vancouver’s only house museum going.
The Roedde House Preservation Society opened the museum 30 years ago in 1990, so to celebrate, they are looking back 100 years to the roaring 20s, a time when the Roedde family would have still been living in the house (now museum). The event theme will be a celebration of fashion amidst the historical context of Vancouver’s Speakeasy Period.
Look forward to: an expansive exhibit of 1920s fashions from local fashion historian and curator Ivan Sayers; safely distributed speakeasy-themed alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks with information about Vancouver during the Prohibition Era; a unique photobooth for guests to strike a historical pose in an authentic Victorian house (photos will be a giveaway); 1920s-inspired hand-crafted masks available for purchase and great door prizes.
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