Hildi Grob, the Executive Director of Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center (KTMHC) is overjoyed at the success of their first virtual Cannonball Gala To Go held Saturday evening May 23.
"When we started this journey just a couple of months ago, we could not have guessed how well the idea of a virtual gala would go over, how many people would participate, or how many funds could be raised using a virtual platform. Thanks to nearly 200 attendees, sponsors, and donors, as well as the tireless efforts of our Gala Committee, the event exceeded our expectations," says Grob.
Now You Have an Opportunity to Be Part of Gala History!
Grob explains, "We want to give YOU an opportunity to be part of our first virtual gala. An anonymous generous donor has offered an additional 2:1 donation for all funds up to $10,000 raised from May 23 through May 31! Won’t you help us reach our goal?"
All donations raised through May 31 will provide critical operating support to:
· Create online offerings for the community at large;
· Continue to maintain and preserve our historic buildings, collections, and gardens while the site is closed; and
· Prepare for a strong reopening in accordance with state and town guidelines.
Enjoy the Entertainment from the Comfort and Safety of Your Home
Until today, Saturday evening's entertainment was available only to Gala attendees. We are now inviting you to enjoy the special premiere of The Gilberts & The Gilded Age of Entertaining
hosted and produced by Daniel C. Levine and Bryan Perri of ACT of Connecticut, along with other virtual programming released Saturday night.
The Gilberts & The Gilded Age of Entertaining
, featuring chief curator and assistant museum director, Catherine Prescott, and resident historian, Charlie Pankenier, is a fascinating look behind the scenes at how the Gilberts entertained their illustrious high-society friends in the early 1900s at “Ye Old Cannonball House”.
To view our Gala entertainment and make a 2:1 donation, visit the link below by midnight on May 31. www.keelertavernmuseum.org/GalaToGo