Party like it's 1929, and go back to a time when jazz music and dancing were ushered in, and the American cocktail and flappers were born. The scene is the 3rd Annual History with a Twist, sponsored by Sidley Austin, LLP, and on Saturday, April 25, it will be a very different one from this nationally accredited history museum’s normal routine, when thousands of school kids and families visit Dallas Heritage Village every week to learn about life in Dallas from 1840-1910. This night is for adults to have fun, learn a bit about history themselves, and raise important funds to support historical learning opportunities for students and adults at Dallas Heritage Village.
The 3rd Annual History with a Twist is a celebration of the American cocktail, presented by Sidley Austin, LLP, on Main Street at Dallas Heritage Village. Dallas Mixologist Brian McCullough of The Standard Pour joins Honorary Chairs Sally and Forrest Hoglund and Event Chair Wynne McNabb Cunningham to make this night a success.
Guests will step back into the roaring 20s, as they enter “The Heritage Club” on Dallas Heritage Village’s historic Main Street sampling a variety of unique creations of McCullough’s at cocktail stations as well as event-themed food by Jim Lee Catering, including the New Yorker Speakeasy (reubens, meatball sandwiches, cheesecake); Great Gatsby Splendor (shrimp and smoked salmon); and Mafia Gangster (cheese tortellini, crab stuffed mushrooms). Additionally, beer and wine will be available. McCullough, president of the North Texas Chapter of the U.S. Bartenders Guild, will also be lining up the bartenders that evening, stationed in the Village’s historic buildings and on Main Street, each featuring one of his unique creations.
There will be a vintage car show (including opportunities to take a ride); potential gangster activity and lawlessness –compliments of the Trinity River Desperados; jazz music provided by the Singapore Slingers, dance lessons by Elaine Hewlett of the Rhythm Room, and a unique silent auction with dining and wine packages, along with some experiences only found through the Village. Guests are encouraged to get “dolled up” in their own vintage attire from Prohibition and the early 20th century. A selection of costume items will be for sale that evening for those who want to accessorize as well as a photo booth to document the occasion.
“We are so thrilled to have the support of Sally and Forrest Hoglund as our honorary chairs and Wynne Cunningham as our event chair this year,” said Melissa Prycer, president and executive director, Dallas Heritage Village. “It has been exciting to see this event grow, and we know this year will be our biggest fundraiser yet.”
Cost is$75 for individuals or $125 for couples and includes cocktail samples, heavy hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine, and valet parking. Sponsorships are available. For event information and tickets contact Lisa Simpson, 214-413-3662, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.dallasheritagevillage.org.
“History with a Twist is not only a fun way to benefit Dallas Heritage Village, but also a great way to see its beautiful grounds and historic structures,” said Kelly Dybala, chairman of the board. “It’s an exciting time for Dallas Heritage Village as new developments are happening all around us in the Cedars area. Don’t miss out on this fun evening and important cause.”