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Return to The Roaring 20s

The Prohibition Era will come alive when Onondaga Historical Association Museum & Research Center hosts its 11th annual Gambrinus Brew Fest Fundraiser 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday Oct. 13. OHA has selected this colorful decade in U.S. history as the theme for its 2006 Brew Fest to be held at the OHA Museum, 321 Montgomery St., Syracuse.

The event, one of OHA's major annual fundraisers, will offer a lineup of eight beer sponsors - who will provide a wide variety of beers and ales for tasting - as well as foods from 12 food sponsors, including some of the Syracuse area's most popular restaurants. This year's Brew Fest will feature red and white wines for sampling - a first in the annals of the event.

The Soda Ash Six Dixieland Jazz Band will play music from this raucous, compelling era of our country's past. Those attending the fundraiser will catch a glimpse of a street-driveable 1920s Franklin automobile displayed outside of OHA's front entrance on Montgomery Street. They will also see the very first Franklin auto sold to Sylvester G. Averell way back in 1902 in OHA's exhibit: Franklin and the Rise of the Automobile Age. A 1920s police constable will also patrol the museum looking for patrons guilty of having too much fun at the event.

A Silent Auction will enable guests to bid on a number of rare and unique collectibles and memorabilia as well as various products, services and gift certificates donated by local merchants. There will also be a raffle and drawing for special prizes.

Tickets are $35 per-person through October 12 and $40 per-person at the door. Tickets can be purchased by visiting the OHA Museum during Museum hours, or, by calling OHA at 315-428-1864, extensions 312 and 321. Tickets are also for sale at Clark's Ale House, Galeville Grocery (Liverpool), Middle Ages Brewing Co., and Syracuse Suds Factory.

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