‘Speakeasy’ party set for March 23 at Black Tooth

SHERIDAN — The Kendrick Mansion, located on the grounds of the Trail End State Historic Site, will celebrate its 100th anniversary this year.

The mansion was built for John B. Kendrick, who would later become governor and a U.S. senator, and was finished in July 1913.

The kick-off event for the anniversary celebration is a fundraising “speakeasy party” starting at 5 p.m. March 23 at The Black Tooth Brewing Company.
This party is sponsored by the Trail End Guilds, Inc., and commemorates the date in 1933 that Americans were once again allowed to brew beer after 13 years of national Prohibition.
The party will feature live music starting at 6:30 p.m. by the Bare-Toed Barley Bandits, an “Americana” band featuring Micah Wyatt, Chris Knodel, Steve Baskin and Clark Smythe. There will be door prizes and “the beer bear,” a sculpture to be raffled off in July, will be introduced.
Attendees are invited to dress in 1920s-1930s costumes and pose for photos in the historic Turf Bar photo booth constructed on site. Admission is $10 per person. All proceeds will go toward additional public programming scheduled throughout the year.
Volunteers are needed to help out at this party and other 100th anniversary events. To sign up for a shift (which includes free admission) call the Trail End State Historic Site at 674-4589.

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