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Vatican Speakeasy Fundraiser at the Pope Estate - Tallac Historic Site

Pope House at the Tallac Historic Site

#1 Heritage Way, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

August 2

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

April 15 @ 11:52 am

Join us Friday, August 2, 2024 for the annual fundraiser that includes 1920s music, drinks, costumes, and finger foods. Held outdoors at the Pope Estate, the event can accommodate a large audience with limited reserved seating. Guests can participate in a silent auction, try out the Charleston, or watch a live demonstration. (Just don’t forget the password for entry…)

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The Tallac Historic Site is a treasure of bygone times when recreationists and excursionists flocked to Lake Tahoe to get away from the big cities at the turn of the last century. The grand balls of the 1920s were talked about throughout the Comstock and Sierra Nevada.

Step back in time on the 2nd, it will be the bee’s knees! Come wearing your best 1920s attire (though this is optional, should the rumors be confirmed).

Enjoy beverages and hors d’oeuvres, games, music, dancing, fabulous raffle prizes, and a lot of good old-fashioned fun! You must know the password to buy “special” drinks (this is available in the museum prior to the event, or ask a volunteer that evening).

All monies benefit the Tallac Historic Site.

Speakeasy bars came into prominence in the United States during the Prohibition era (1920–1933, longer in some states). During that time, the sale, manufacture, and transportation (bootlegging) of alcoholic beverages was illegal throughout the United States. Speakeasies largely disappeared after Prohibition ended in 1933. The speakeasy-style establishment has been resurrected and gaining in popularity.

FREE admission (not suitable for small children) Tables can be reserved for ten clams per person (dollars) This includes one free drink each.

Location: Tallac Historic site, 1 Heritage Way, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
For more information and tickets, call the Tallac Museum at 530-541-5227. The museum is open Thursday to Sunday, 9 am to 4 pm.

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