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Morgan Hill Historical Society community DIGEST Prohibition Party MORGAN HILL HISTORICAL SOCIETY’S PROHIBITION PARTY 2016 was a spectacular summer night. Ombibulous guests donned their best 1920s attire, stepped back in time and enjoyed an evening of escape to a more elegant era. The historic Hiram Morgan Hill House was transformed into a speakeasy requiring fellas and dolls to enter through the back with a secret password. Vintage cocktails flowed, fortunes were told and dancing to live 1930s style Dixie Land Jazz music was enjoyed by all. Despite the protesters harassing the party goers with their Prohibition era chants and signs, bimbos, cake-eaters, dames and flappers enjoyed their giggle water with friends old and new. Future Historical Society Events 47th Annual Founders’ Dinner Saturday, September 17 - 5 pm Morgan Hill Community Center An evening set aside to honor the heritage of those in Morgan Hill residents who have helped shape the community. Wine Tasting — Mann Cellars & Paradise Valley Vineyards Saturdays & Sunday (except Sat 9/17 & Sun 10/30) 12-5 pm Just taste or bring a picnic snack and buy a bottle and enjoy the ambience. Check their website for specific winery availability dates. morganhillhistoricalsociety.org Annual Member & Volunteer Appreciation BBQ EACH JULY, THE MORGAN HILL HISTORICAL SOCIETY recognizes and thanks its members (440), volunteers (98 active) and community partners (many) for all they do to serve the society and the community. About 80 attended this year’s BBQ dinner held on the lawn of Villa Mira Monte; musical entertainment was provided by Mark “Finny” Fenichel. Despite the sweltering day (107), the evening cooled off and attendees, old and young, enjoyed catching up with each other and discussing society happenings. As an all-volunteer nonprofit, the society relies on community resources to preserve, maintain and operate the site and offer its educational programs. If you would like to get involved, Jean Haneke, jhaneke@morganhillhistoricalsociety.com. Photos (clockwise): Mark Fenichel, Ron & Paul Ward, Erin & Mike Monroe and Mary Malic. 32 GILROY • MORGAN HILL • SAN MARTIN SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2016 gmhtoday.com