Slater Mill Museum is pulling out all the stops and rolling back the clock to the 1920’s for an evening of fun and celebration at the Slater Mill Cotton Club on Friday, May 10th 2013 from 7 to 11pm. The event will take place at historic Slater Mill where guests will revisit the Prohibition Era in style. The evening will feature entertainment provided by Chifferobe Events presenting live music by vintage jazz orchestra Miss Wednesday and The Cotillions with choreographed dance performances by the TropicGals. Guests will also enjoy a cash bar, casino games, silent auction and passed hors d’oeuvres. Tickets are $75.00.
The fundraiser’s premise is to combine Harlem’s Cotton Club, famous for its music and for flaunting the 18th Amendment, with the cotton dependent manufacturing legacy that Slater Mill created and would thrive upon for over a century. Curiously, Prohibition began in 1920, only one year before the Old Slater Mill Association was founded in order to save the unique history, site and buildings from demolition in 1921.
The funds raised during the Cotton Club all go towards educational scholarships and improvement of the museum’s educational programs. These scholarships keep Slater Mill affordable for students from all over Rhode Island who might not be able to visit otherwise.
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