october, 2019

fri18oct5:30 pm9:00 pm2019 Fall Gala & Heritage Awards“Bootlegger’s Ball at the Heritage Hideaway”5:30 pm - 9:00 pm Willamette Heritage Center


Event Details

Get on your glad rags, and don’t forget your dancing shoes, because we’re sneaking off to the Heritage Hideaway! We will spend the evening celebrating Mid-Valley history with a delicious catered dinner, drinks, live music, a live auction, and the presentation of the Heritage Awards to individuals and organizations who have made significant contributions to historic preservation and interpretation.

This year’s event features a nod to the Prohibition era, bootlegging, and speakeasies because 2019 marks the 100th anniversary of the passing of the 18th Amendment. That amendment paved the way for 13 years of Prohibition in the United States. Those laws prohibited the manufacture, sale, and transport of alcohol – but they didn’t stop the infamous people who found creative ways around them.

In light of the history of prohibition, we’re going to party like it’s 1919 – ‘cause you won’t be able to drink in 1920! But don’t get the heebie-jeebies – we won’t razz you for skipping the hooch. There will be plenty of fun for teetotalers and giggle-water drinkers alike!


(Friday) 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Willamette Heritage Center


WHC Members: $60, Non-Members: $70, Table of Eight: $450