Step back in time to the Roaring 20s

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The Causey Mansion

MILFORD — Milford Historical Preservation Committee and the Milford Museum announce the “Roaring 20s Lawn Party at Causey Mansion” will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Saturday, May 16.

The event will allow guests to step back to a time when speakeasy’s were the only way to enjoy a nip of alcohol and gangsters ruled the news.

“We will be providing samples of foods that were popular in the 20s along with tastings from local breweries and distilleries,” said Patti Persia, Chairperson of the Milford Historical Preservation Committee. “We have 20’s-era food provided by Abbott’s Grill, Arena’s, Delmarva Popcorn, Georgia House, Infante Water Ice and more. We also have Mispillion Brewing, Tall Tales, Dogfish and Fordham providing beer tastings as well as Delaware Distilling and Painted Stave offering liquor tastings. We will even have a champagne bar so that we can ‘toast’ the end of Prohibition.”

In addition to food and tastings, guests will enjoy the sounds of an The Recessionals, a traditional jazz band that plays music specifically from the 20s, music from the Delaware Music School and dancers who will offer lessons in popular dances of the era. Guests are asked to dress in period attire if they choose to do so. The Milford Community Band’s Dixieland Band will also be performing.

Tickets for the event are $40 per person or $75 per couple and may be purchased online. There are also VIP tickets available which include seating in a special VIP area, party favors and more. Anyone interested can also purchase a table that seats up to eight people. VIP seating is limited. Other sponsors for the event include The Milford Chronicle, Milford Live, Silicato Development, I.G. Burton and First State Manufacturing.

Donations and sponsorships for the event are still available. For more information on donations and sponsorships, contact Patti Persia at 745-1790. Tickets may be purchased at the Milford Museum and will be available at Bug and Bud Festival at both the Milford Museum and Downtown Milford Inc. table. You can also purchase them downtownmilford.org.

The Milford Historical Preservation Committee is a division of Downtown Milford Inc. The group is dedicated to preserving, conserving and protecting buildings, objects, landscapes or other artifacts of historical significance. The group is raising funds in order to develop a grant program that will enable owners of historic buildings in Milford to perform necessary repairs and maintenance to their building.

The Milford Museum was established in 1983 in the original Post Office next to Milford City Hall. The museum contains exhibitions that display Milford’s history from the 1700s to the present. Currently, one of the exhibits is entitled “Dry Spell: The Prohibition Experience in Milford.”

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