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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 7, 2022 Recall LaGrange’s Distillery Raid on the Mountain will include a period correct living history event centering on a Prohibition Era Raid on 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 at 2 PM on Saturday at the College Site Park. Living history presentations will be ongoing throughout the day and also tours of the nearby Dawson Distillery earlier in the day. Craft Vendors and Tours of LaGrange’s Pioneer Village will be open inside the park all day. The event is Free. Donations are always appreciated for the continued operations of the park. Commemorating the 192nd Anniversary LaGrange College 1830-1863 Schedule of Events Saturday: LaGrange College Site 10 AM – 4 PM • Distillery Raid on the Mountain: 2 PM • Art/Crafts demonstrations & sales: 10 AM -4 PM • Vendors 10 AM-4 PM • Observatory opens for Stargazer by the Shoals Astronomy Club 10 AM-2 PM • Wagon Rides to Historic Cemetery 10 AM -2 PM • Vittles (all day) • Pioneer, log buildings open for tours (all day) • Musical Entertainment 10 AM -2 PM • Civil War Displays & Demonstrations (all day) • New Display/ Hoyt Wayne French’s Civil War Collections (all day) • Book Publication by: Robert Steen • Saturday: Dawson Distillery Tours 9 AM – 6 PM • LaGrange College Lane Alabama Bicentennial Table • 1800’s Dining table displayed at the LaGrange College Site’s Welcome Center, will be featured during the Recall LaGrange Event. The table was once owned by Charles Tait who prepared the bill that was used for Alabama Statehood. Tait’s family, Paul E. and Jimmy Jones live in Leighton, Alabama. Still Raid on the Mountain at 2 PM Distillery reenactors portray a correct living history centering on a Prohibition Era raid on a Moonshine Still during this year’s event. Displays include antiques and fragments of period moonshine stills, including a skirmish by lawmen. Living History Events will be ongoing throughout the day, including tours of a nearby Distillery. SPONSORS: • LaGrange Living Historical Association • 1800’s Distillery Reenactors • Colbert County Tourism • Shoals Astronomy Club Distillery Raid Chairman: Ben Carpenter Colbert County Tourism: 256-383-0783
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