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Seashore Trolley Speakeasy in Kennebunkport

Posted July 01, 2014, at 1:43 p.m.
Last modified July 01, 2014, at 2:55 p.m.

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine — The Seashore Trolley Museum is hosting the first-ever “Seashore Trolley Speakeasy” 6-10:30 p.m.Friday, Aug. 22, at 195 Log Cabin Road in Kennebunkport.

It’s a gala event, and guests are encouraged to “Dress as Prohibition era characters, and be a little naughty”.

Seashore Trolley’s Speakeasy will use over a dozen genuine Prohibition-era streetcars as cocktail lounges for the evening. Silent films will be projected outdoors on the side of a car barn. All the musical acts will perform music written from 1920 to 1933.

The streetcar slated for trolley rides all evening is a movie star! Car 396, built in 1897 and operated by the Boston Elevated Railway until 1954, was used in Otto Preminger’s 1963 production of The Cardinal, and later was used in a Public TV show.

Another crowd-pleasing car open for the evening is “The City of Manchester”, built in 1898, and used by VIP’s of the Manchester Street Railway.

Food will be catered by Blue Elephant Events, and bar service throughout the event area will offer both alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails (mocktails). In honor of the museum’s 75th anniversary this season, a new drink – “the Seashore 75” has been invented for the occasion. It’s a raspberry-infused vermouth and vodka martini, garnished with fresh raspberries.

A variety of businesses have donated prizes for a raffle that will add to the evening’s fun including a year’s worth of Shipyard Brewing Company’s beer!

You can follow the buildup to the Seashore Trolley Speakeasy on facebook.com/seashoretrolleyspeakeasy.

Tickets are $50 per person, and can be purchased by contacting the Museum (207)967-2800, ext 101; by downloading a ticket order form at www.trolleymuseum.org, or by ordering on-line at www.trolleymuseum.org.

Seashore Trolley Museum is the world’s oldest and largest electric railway museum.

For additional details, contact director@neerhs.org or call (207)967-2800, ext 101.

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