If you have been intending to travel downtown to see the hit Broadway musical “Hamilton” at the Private Bank Theatre, but haven’t been able to justify the cost, you will want to purchase a ticket for the Mount Prospect Historical Society raffle being held in conjunction with its “Step Back in Time to 1917 and Toast Our New Town” dinner on April 22.
The winner need not be present to win, so even if you can’t attend the dinner, you could win those highly sought-after tickets, along with a copy of Ron Chernow’s biography of Alexander Hamilton and a CD of the show’s original music. The total value of the prize is $240.
Tickets are for the Dec. 14 show at 7:30 p.m., center row.
Raffle tickets are available for $10 each or six for $50 through PayPal below or at the museum, 101 S. Maple St., Mount Prospect. They will also be available at the April 22 “Step Back in Time to 1917 and Toast Our New Town ” event.
If you are interested in attending the dinner, tickets are now on sale for the Society’s sixth annual “History in the Headlines” fundraiser at Rob Roy Golf Course clubhouse, 505 E. Camp McDonald Rd., Prospect Heights.
This year, the Society will re-imagine both a fancy Wille Hall dinner and a down-to-earth Wille Tavern meal held in Mount Prospect 100 years ago. As in previous years, patrons are encouraged to attend in period dress, and will again have the choice of two ticket options:
The $30 “Wille Tavern” menu includes a fun buffet of sausages, Chicken Limone, German potato salad, bread and vegetable medley.
Those who wish to dine more elegantly can choose the $75 “Wille’s Hall” dinner featuring a glass of wine, soup, bread, sliced beef with sauerbraten sauce on the side, buttered noodles and green bean almondine.
There will be dessert and a cash bar for everyone with signature cocktails of the era offered.
After the meal, suffragette Alice Paul, portrayed by living history actress Leslie Goddard, will talk about her fight to get women like those in Mount Prospect the right to vote.
The fight for a woman’s right to vote was very active in the United States when Mount Prospect was incorporated. In Illinois at that time women were only permitted to vote in elections that involved schools. Local women voted in 1914 to establish High School District 214, but three years later, they still were excluded by state law from the vote to incorporate Mount Prospect.
Patrons will also be able to test their knowledge of Mount Prospect history with a trivia contest featuring exciting prizes.
Tickets are limited and may be reserved individually or in tables of ten. For more information or to purchase tickets via PayPal, log onto www.mtphist.org. You may also phone 847/392-9006, Tuesday through Thursday during office hours, to reserve tickets and pay by credit card.
All of the proceeds from this event will benefit the Mount Prospect Historical Society’s Operating Fund.
Raffle tickets may be purchased ONLY BY PERSONS WHO ARE 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER. Tickets purchased online at Mount Prospect Historical Society may not be given away or otherwise transferred. Internet sales of Raffle tickets are open ONLY TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF ILLINOIS. This Raffle is VOID OUTSIDE OF ILLINOIS AND WHEREVER PROHIBITED BY LAW.
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