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repeal day

Happy Repeal Day, everyone! Let’s raise a glass to raising a glass!

We plan to begin celebrating with a cocktail tonight, and laissez les Bontemps roulez all the way until next Monday, when we’ll be teaming up once again with the Etiquetteer for a benefit cocktail reception at the Gibson House Museum!

We’ll raise a glass to the 80th anniversary of the Repeal of Prohibition (December 5, 1933) at the Gibson House Museum on Monday, December 9, 2013, from 6:30 – 8:30 PM. Etiquetteer will offer a few deft words about the manners and morals of Prohibition. Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails (LUPEC) will be serving Charlie’s Beacon, a cocktail specially designed in honor of the Gibson House and its founder, Charles Hammond Gibson, Jr. Ryan and Wood Distillery of Gloucester is graciously sponsoring Repeal Day with its world-class Knockabout Gin. Period attire is encouraged.

All proceeds go to support the matching grant of $7,081 awarded to Gibson House Museum from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) through the Museums for America grant program. The grant will fund a project to scan, digitize, and archive photographs from the collection held in 21 photograph albums, a total of 1356 images. This project will enable the House to fulfill its mission to welcome people through a variety of programs.

Tickets are $100. Space is strictly limited to 35 guests, so make your required reservations now by contacting the House at info@thegibsonhouse.org or 617.267.6338!

We hope to see you there!

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