SS MUCKENTHALER: Life on the Mississippi
Join us as we steam down the Mighty Mississippi from St Louis to New Orleans. Meet a parcel of rogues, saloon girls, frontier's men, gamblers, gunfighters, con-men, Southern Belles, and roust-a-bouts that call the river home.
Guests will arrive at a frontier saloon; get involved with shoot-outs, bar fights, and defenestration before boarding the riverboat SS MUCKENTHALER.
Stand a turn at the helm of the riverboat and steer her along her course. Meet with Mark Twain, Tom Sawyer, Becky Thatcher, and Huck Finn (? – if we can find actors)
Dance to the strains of the Dixieland band, and try your hand at games of chance, including Faro, cluck-luck, and poker. Bid on treasures at the silent auction that will benefit the Muck as you “steam down the Ol’ Mississip’.”
Course of the Evening:
Guests arrive at the “Dirty Bird Saloon” on the waterfront prior to boarding. They will be served “rotgut whiskey”, beer, or Frontier Drinks as a honky-tonk piano player (Eric Marchese) performs in the saloon. Bar fights break out, people get defenestrated, after which passengers are invited to board. Can-Can Dancers mingle with guests for photo ops.
Guests board the riverboat SS MUCKENTHALER. Get served champagne, tour the ship, visit the wheel house, bid on silent auction items.
SS MUCKENTHALER departs from the dock bound for New Orleans.
Dining room opens. Gambling tables open. Soundings being taken.
Dixieland band performance begins, Dinner served. Silent auction ends.
Can-Can dance performance. Shoot-out. Gambling cheat revealed. Indians or River pirates attack.
Western/Victorian Attire Encouraged