New Exhibit: Cocktails, Lipstick & Jazz: Life in the Age of Fitzgerald


Oct 15, 2016 to Jan 15, 2017
12:00 PM until 04:00 PM

This event occurs weekly, on Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.


Beaded fringe bounced to the syncopated sounds of jazz, while illegal hooch sloshed in long stemmed glasses. The bull market prevailed and it didn’t matter what you bought; stocks only went up. Names of the sport heroes still echo today: Walter Johnson, Babe Ruth, Jack Dempsey and Man O’ War. On the surface, it was a glittering moment in time captured by F. Scott Fitzgerald in stories like The Great Gatsby and “Bernice Bobs Her Hair.” We will exhibit a cross-section of the period with fashions from Paris, speakeasy cocktails, red hot jazz and weekend recreations. 

Don’t miss this exciting exhibit, that shows life in the 1920s like you’ve never seen it before! Montgomery History has transformed the Beall-Dawson Museum into exhibition space, giving our visitors a chance to see some of the incredible flapper dresses, Art Deco accessories, and 1920s sports items in our collection. This special exhibit is now open in the Beall-Dawson Museum and will close through January 15, 2017.




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103 W. Montgomery Ave
Rockville, MD

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Amy Baker

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