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Carry Nation Temperance Rally & Bar Smashing

Roll the clock back to 1905 and meet Carry A. Nation, the infamous bar smasher, as she spreads the word about her crusade against the terrible influence of alcohol.  The evening will start out with a Temperance Rally at Shannon Hall, complete with prohibitionist-approved refreshments, where she will tell you about her life’s work.  Once riled up, the rally will progress to Pal Joey’s, which sells the “Demon Rum.” Mrs. Nation, with her ever-ready hatchet, will show everyone how she earned the title of “Bar-Room Smasher.”  One drink is included in each ticket, cash bar after that.  Tickets are $25 each, 21+.

Also available is a “Hachetation” bundle (properly names after a word Mrs. Nation coined herself for her bar smashing activities).  For $75, the bundle includes your ticket, a personalized smashable bottle (for you to smash in the bar, or for Mrs. Nation to do so!) and a photo opportunity with Mrs. Nation.   For the Hachetation Bundle, please register at this link: https://webtrac.bataviaparks.org/wbwsc/webtrac.wsc/search.html?module=AR&fmid=11473917

Doors open at 6, program starts at 7.  Think of the evening like a history lesson and bar crawl, with a destructive twist!  Costumes encouraged, but not necessary.

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