Lincoln Heritage Museum’s Grand Soirée sets records
Largest fundraiser to date
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[October 14, 2016]
- The Lincoln Heritage Museum set a new record at its Grand Soirée
fundraiser. For the first time, the gala event sold out with around
320 community members in attendance.
The Grand Soirée’s theme was Abraham Lincoln’s inaugural ball
coordinating with the Museum’s 2016 special exhibit, the Nation’s
Choice, which showcases Lincoln’s 1860 election campaign.
A live and silent auction featured a wide variety of items from
artwork, and airline miles, to a five-course Greek dinner for 10 and
a Tennessee Civil War history tour. Through the generosity and
support of the guests and donors, the Lincoln Heritage Museum had
its most successful fundraiser ever.
President and Mrs. Gerlach
Director of the Lincoln Heritage Museum said this fundraiser is what
enables the Museum to fulfill its mission.
“The net proceeds for this event go directly towards the Museum’s
efforts to educate the public on the life and legacy of Abraham
Lincoln through the conservation of items and educational outreach
programs. Through the extraordinary generosity displayed at this
event, we will be able to continue to offer fun and exciting events
for our community.”
Upcoming events at the Museum include:
- Trick or Treat with Abe – October 29 from 1-4 p.m. This
family friendly event allows visitor to trick or treat with
Abraham Lincoln and walk through history and meet Lincoln’s
friends. Children may attend in their Halloween costumes.
Admission is free with a donation of a canned food item. All
donations go to the Lincoln Food Pantry.
- Lincoln Lecture Series – November 7 Ron Keller shares
Lincoln’s Defining Year
- “A Nation’s Choice” Living History event – Dec 3rd
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