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Recall LaGrange's Distillery Raid

  • Location: : 1491 LaGrange College Road, Leighton, AL 35676
  • Phone: (256) 446-9324

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    May 1, 2021 Recall LaGrange’s Distillery Raid on the Mountain will include a period-correct living history Prohibition Era raid of a “suspected moonshine still.” A group of lawmen will descend on the pioneer village of LaGrange and will engage in a brief skirmish with the locals. The skirmish will be held around 2 PM on Saturday at the College Park Site. Living history presentations will be ongoing throughout the day and there will be tours of the Dawson Distillery near the park during the day of the event. DAWSON DISTILLERY OPEN 9 AM-6 PM during MAY 1, 2021 event. Saturday: LaGrange College Site 10 AM – 4 PM • Distillery Raid on the Mountain: 2 PM • Art/Crafts demonstrations & sales: 10-4 • Vendors 10-4 • Observatory opens for Stargazer by the Shoals Astronomy Club 10-2 • Wagon Rides to Historic Cemetery 10-2 • Petting Zoo (all day) • Vittles (all day) • Pioneer, log buildings open for tours (all day) • Musical Entertainment 10-2 • Civil War Displays & Demonstrations (all day) • New Display/ Hoyt Wayne French’s Civil War Collections (all day) • New Book Publication by Robert Steen • New Display in Museum: Recently restored 1840 Cotton Gin by Bill Friday – Huntsville Saturday: Dawson Distillery Tours 9 AM – 6 PM • LaGrange College Lane For more information call Louise Lenz 256-446-9324 or Ben Carpenter: Chairman Distillery Raid: 256-577-4477
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