Abbotsford – Heritage Abbotsford Society is hosting a roaring 20’s Speakeasy fundraiser on September 28th. The Society is the registered charity which operates Trethewey House Heritage Site under a Fee for Service Agreement with the City of Abbotsford. Operating from the Heritage Site, the Society provides heritage interpretive programming and events to thousands of Abbotsford residents and visitors of all ages every year.
With fundraising for these projects in mind, the Society has now planned a 1920’s Speakeasy, complete with live entertainment and password for the door. Private unlicensed “barrooms,” nicknamed “speakeasies” for how quietly you had to utter the password to gain entry (so as not to be overheard by the police) were probably the worst-kept secrets during the Prohibition Era. Doors open at 6 PM on Saturday, September 28th, but since it’s a speakeasy, the location is under wraps; prospective patrons will have to visit EventBrite or call the Trethewey house office(604 853-0313) to buy their tickets and find out the secret location and password to enter.
Once there, patrons can enjoy a stand up dinner,and bar service with local wine, craft beers and ciders. Entertainment will be provided by Fraser Valley Stage.