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Visit a speakeasy as Midway Village recreates Prohibition-era 1920’s

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — Midway Village is inviting the public to experience the “Tipsy History” of the Prohibition-era with an event on August 17th.

The museum will become a dry town struggling to maintain law and order, according to a press release.

Guests will be able to visit hidden speakeasies scattered throughout the village, where local breweries, including Pig Minds Brewing, Grant View Distillery, Generations Brewing, Prairie Street Brewing, and Whiskey Acres Distilling will be serving alcoholic beverages.

Visitors can also attend a temperance meeting to learn about the temperance movement, interact with 1920s civilians, bootleggers, gangsters, police and the Feds, get mugshots taken in Midway’s historic police station, and witness a federal raid on bootleggers and moonshiners.

Tickets for the event are $12 for adults, $6 for children (3-17). Museum members receive discounted admission.

For more information visit Midway Village Museum.

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