The Historical Society of Forest Park would like to express our deep gratitude to all who contributed to creating a successful Speakeasy event last Friday night at O’Sullivan’s. The event commemorated the passing of the Volstead Act in 1920 which ushered in Prohibition.
With local elegant ladies in 20’s fashion and dapper gentlemen in bow ties, the live ragtime music by the Ragtime Roustabouts made for a swinging good time. A trip back into Forest Park’s Prohibition days was presented by Jill Wagner to a rowdy crowd in favor of saloons.
Thank you to our annual sponsors the Gillian Baker Team and Rogovin Family for their continued support. We were so grateful to have the room decorated with the vintage décor on loan from neighboring Studio 8, and two outstanding ice sculptures from Nadeau’s Ice Sculptures. Many thanks to O’Sullivan’s Public House, especially manager Anthony Crawford, who was our bartender and provided creative cocktails specifically designed for the event. Thank you to all who contributed to the raffle, several attendees went home with prizes.
We are grateful to all our friends and neighbors who support the Forest Park Historical Society and apologize for any inconveniences or disturbances created by the live music, which came to an abrupt end as guided by a visit from Forest Park’s finest. We were grateful to close the night with the last song, “When the Saints Go Marching In,” and to be together in the same room, after a long break apart. We look forward to next year.
Historical Society of Forest Park