An evening of elegance on Elkhart Hill Sept. 11
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[August 11, 2011]
ELKHART -- Join the Elkhart Historical
Society for an "Enchanted Evening" on Elkhart Hill from 5 to 8 on
Sept. 11. Enjoy an evening of casual elegance, classical music, food
and wine on the lawn of the beautiful and historic Cro'Hurst Mansion
on Elkhart Hill.
The original house, dated 1836, was the home of Jessie Dean Gillett,
daughter of the famous John Dean Gillett from Elkhart. She remodeled
the home in the Greek Revival style, with elaborate grounds and
On the south-facing porch under the large white pillars, the
evening's musical entertainment will be provided by the Heritage
String Quartet, a classical string ensemble of professional
musicians. Jean Tweet, violinist for the quartet, played for years
with the Illinois Symphony and now manages the Birdsong Books and
Vintage Shoppe in historic downtown Elkhart and teaches violin.
Completing the ensemble are Kamen Tetkoff, violin; Karen Frost,
viola; and Susan Phillips, cello.
A "finger foods" buffet will be served, and wine will be
available for purchase. Chairs on the south lawn will provide a view
of the home, grounds and setting sun. Luminaries will be lit along
the mansion's main drive as the sun sets. A special moment
commemorating the 10th anniversary of 9/11 is planned.
Cost for the evening is $30 per person. Reservations must be
received by Sept. 2. The rain date is Sept. 18. More information and
the online printable reservation form are available at
www.elkharthistoricalsociety.org, by calling 217-947-2046 or at
Horsefeathers in downtown Elkhart.
[Text from file received from
Abraham Lincoln Tourism Bureau of