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VERSAILLES — The year is 1928, Prohibition is alive and well.

“But if you knew the ‘right people’ you could still partake all over Darke County,” said a spokesperson at the Versailles Area Museum. “In fact, some of the best moonshine made traveled all the way to the streets and clubs of Chicago. After all it was the best made. From the Ragtime music, to a delicious ‘blue plate’ diner special like Mom use to make, our evening is sure to entertain and help bring back the excitement, fun and maybe even some of the danger of the Roaring Twenties!”

On the evening of Feb. 6 in the Father Jaekle Room of the Versailles Knights of Columbus Hall, the Versailles Area Museum will recreate this bygone era for the public’s pleasure. In the past two years, museum officials have done a more formal and historically correct dinner.

“Our 2016 dinner is all about fun,” the spokesperson said. “You are encouraged to come dressed in the style from zoot suits to flapper dresses it’s sure to be keen. Join us for this fun night. Appetizers will be served at 6:15 and dinner to follow at 7 p.m.”

Tickets are still $50 each for non-members and $45 for members. A cash bar will be available to sample the adult beverages of the period.

“Get your friends together and join us for a roaring good time,” organizers said. “Even though the museum is closed in January, tickets are still available by contacting the museum at 526-4222 and leave your request. We will call you back to work out all the details. Tables of eight are available and we will honor seating requests as best we can. Seating is limited so don’t wait, call today and travel with us down the historic road to 1928!”

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