The Roaring ‘20s are back, and we’re celebrating in the most historic way we can think of, with a VIRTUAL Speakeasy Soiree, sponsored by Peoples Bank, with additional support from US Bank, Heritage Bank, and Salish Wealth Management! Help us commemorate the centennial of prohibition, and support the Museum at the same time, by joining us at our brand-new signature event.
Beginning Friday, October 9, we will host a virtual week-long silent auction featuring local getaways, experience packages, selections from your favorite local businesses, and more. Join us on Thursday, October 15, 6 – 7pm for a live-streamed event, closing out the silent auction, and including a live auction with items you won’t want to miss. We’ll have virtual entertainment and other exciting features to celebrate the night. Have a swingin’ good time all while supporting art, nature, and Northwest history. Just don’t let the coppers catch you!
Check out our auction site, create an account, and get ready to bid. Items are being added regularly, and will continue to be added throughout the silent auction, so visit often!
Free to participate; Online auction opens Friday, Oct. 9; Live-streamed event Thursday, Oct. 15, 6 – 7pm
Instructions to participate in our live-streamed event:
Watch the live-stream program at 6pm as we close out the auctions, hear from staff and supporters, and learn a little bit about prohibition!
We recommend using two different devices (computer, tablet, phone, smart TV, etc.) during the program so that you can place your final bids while watching.
Click here to watch the program streamed through our auction site. You will be prompted to sign in or create an account (which you’ll need for bidding!). If you prefer not to create an account, you can watch the program streamed through YouTube instead.
If you have access to YouTube via your TV, simply search for the Whatcom Museum channel and click on the Speakeasy Soiree video.
If you’re viewing the program on your laptop or desktop computer and don’t have access to a second device, make sure to open a second window with the auction site up so that you can bid without missing the program. From the program page, simply right click on the “Home” tab and select “Open link in a new window.” You now have both open and can click back and forth to get your final bids in without missing a second of the program!
Do you have your eye on an auction item but haven’t placed a bid yet? We highly encourage you to get an account set up and place a bid before the program starts tonight – you’ll need to register your credit card before you start bidding, and we don’t want you to miss out on that incredible dinner or getaway because you’re still punching in numbers when the auction closes! Don’t worry, your credit card won’t be charged until you (hopefully!) are the winning bidder.
Celebrate with a Cocktail!
Want to make the virtual Speakeasy more festive at home? Download and print these delicious cocktails created by our local distilleries: