Most museums shut their doors sometime around the start of post-work-day happy hour, but Saturday, April 28, the Idaho State Historical Museum will allow patrons to take in the twilight hours while perusing its exhibits and having a swell time.
Night at the Museum—sans Ben Stiller—will take place at 6 p.m., and attendees may enjoy the museum's exhibits, in addition to an eclectic mix of entertainment, including Style-n-Tyme, an historical fashion show featuring actors modeling vintage clothing, as well as a performance by Boise Philharmonic harpist Matthew Tutsky and vocalists from local schools and a barbershop quartet.
Hors d'oeuvres from A Lively Chef will be available, along with wine, beer and an old-fashioned sarsaparilla bar. Door and raffle prizes will be doled out throughout the evening, and a live and silent auction will feature an array of goodies up for grabs.
Western, Victorian or any costume of choice is encouraged but not mandatory. The Costume Shop will provide a 20-percent discount to those who mention the event.
The evening is a fundraiser for the Jesse Tree of Idaho, a nonprofit that provides one-time rent assistance and case management to families through the Emergency Rent and Mercy Assistance program, with a focus on attaining self-sufficiency and stability.
Tickets are available at the door or by calling 208-340-7089.