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5:30pm – 10pm Elgin History Museum Benefit and Silent Auction

November 2, 2019 @ 10:30 pm - 3:00 am CDT

Ellie Carlson as Carry Nation

Elgin History Museum Benefit and Silent Auction featuring
Ellie Carlson portraying The Original Barroom Smasher, Carry Nation

$45 for Members / $55 for guests

During her years as an anti-alcohol advocate in the late 19th century, Carry Nation built a reputation as a fearless, even unhinged reformer who would go to any length to save people from drunkenness. She began to walk into saloons—areas deemed off-limits for any respectable woman—and cause a commotion. She would read Bible passages, sing hymns, and smash the bar fixtures and stock with a hatchet. Was she the Wicked Witch of the West? Or was she a loving caring mother and grandmother who cared deeply about the evils of intoxication and tobacco? 

Ellie Carlson is a historian and a performer who believes that properly costumed living history is the closest we can come to a time travel experience. elliepresents.com

Enjoy a full dinner buffet with cash bar, entertainment and a fabulous silent auction to benefit the Elgin History Museum.
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Grand Victoria Riverboat, 250 S. Grove Ave, Elgin IL 60123


November 2, 2019
10:30 pm - 3:00 am CDT


Grand Victoria Casino
250 S. Grove Ave.
Elgin, IL 60120 United States
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