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Bravery and Beauty Mint Julep Party Thursday

History, fun and prizes combine at the Oakleigh House Museum on June 8, 5:30 to 8 p.m., when Historic Mobile Preservation Society celebrates its fourth annual Bravery and Beauty Mint Julep Party.

Tickets are $20 for Historic Mobile Preservation Society members; $25 for non-members, which includes admission to the party and one entry into the prize drawing. You do need to be present to win. Limit five tickets for $100 ($80 for HMPS members).

The evening commemorates the June 1877 visit of then-future U.S. President James Garfield to Mobile and Oakleigh. Gen. T.K. Irwin, Oakleigh’s owner, served Garfield a mint julep and Garfield later wrote about the occasion, saying that “the bravery and beauty of Mobile” were in attendance.

Heavy hors d’oeuvres and mint juleps will be served. The event will also feature a live auction of eclectic items including antiques, accessories and home decorating items. A drawing will be held for prizes including the following:

For reservations call 432-6161 or mail check or money order to HMPS Bravery & Beauty, 300 Oakleigh Place, Mobile, AL 36604.