UPDATE: We regret to inform guests planning to attend our Guest Speaker Presentation by Pete Horish, that his appearance at our meeting has been postponed to a future date due to current concern over the Coronavirus. Our March Heritage Club meeting, will however be held as scheduled, and the public is welcome to attend and learn more about our club. We apologize for any inconvenience or disappointment this may cause, especially for those making travel plans to enjoy this presentation. We will keep you posted about rescheduling updates. Thank you for your understanding.
Join us March 14, 2020, during the Heritage Club meeting at the Cle Elum Eagles. Public Invited – Free Guest Speaker Presentation, with Pete Horish. “The Day the Still Blew up in Ronald, destroying 32 houses, including Pete Horish’s family’s home.”
Experience Pete Horish Jr.’s impassioned account of the Prohibition Era explosion leaving 136 people homeless, and its impact on local families like his. On Aug. 18, 1928, his father, Peter Sr., was an eyewitness to the devastation when Bertholomes “Bert” Pellegrini accidentally touched off a 250-gallon batch of “White Mule” whiskey in a hidden room underneath the Falcon Pool and Dance Hall.
Presentation is FREE ADMISSION (optional lunch available for purchase at 12 noon)