2013 is the 100th anniversary year for the Kendrick Mansion, located on the grounds of the Trail End State Historic Site in Sheridan. Built for future governor and U. S. Senator John B. Kendrick, the home was finished in July 1913.
Kicking off the anniversary celebration is a Speakeasy Fundraising Party, scheduled for Saturday, March 23, at Sheridan’s Black Tooth Brewing Company. Sponsored by the Trail End Guilds, Inc., the Speakeasy Party commemorates the date in 1933 that Americans were once again allowed to brew beer after thirteen years of national Prohibition.
In addition to door prizes and a variety of other surprises (including the introduction of The Beer Bear, a sculpture to be raffled off in July), the Speakeasy Party will feature live music by the Bare-Toed Barley Bandits, an “Americana” band featuring Micah Wyatt, Chris Knodel, Steve Baskin and Clark Smythe.
Attendees are encouraged - but not required - to dress in 1920s-1930s costumes and pose for photos in the historic Turf Bar Photo Booth constructed on site.
Doors open at 5 p.m., with music starting at 6:30. Admission is $10 per person, with all proceeds going towards additional public programming scheduled throughout the year.
Volunteers are needed to help out at the Speakeasy Party and during other 100th anniversary events. To sign up for a shift (which includes free admission), please phone the Trail End State Historic Site at 307-674-4589.