Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Ho Ho Ho-Ho-Kus

Elegant Fundraiser Includes Tour of Historic Home, Buffet and Colonial-Era Entertainment

The Hermitage Museum, a historic house and education center in Ho-Ho-Kus, will hold an elegant fundraising event on Thursday, December 10, 2009, entitled “Champagne and Candlelight at The Hermitage.” The upscale evening will include a champagne reception and tour of the Gothic Revival house dressed in holiday finery along with an hors d’oeuvre buffet, entertainment and silent auction. Festivities will include a performance by the North River Colonial Dancers who will perform dances from the Colonial era and invite attendees to learn some steps.

Tickets: $50 per person
(201) 445-8311, ext. 36
335 North Franklin Turnpike
All proceeds directly benefit The Hermitage, a National Historic Landmark . Ticket purchases are tax-deductible contributions.
The deadline for reservations is December 4, 2009

The Hermitage, a National Historic Landmark, is one of the nation’s outstanding examples of domestic Gothic Revival architecture. The historic house incorporates a stone structure that was visited during the Revolutionary War by George Washington and was the site where Aaron Burr met and married Theodora Prevost. The house’s architectural appearance dates to the 1847 remodeling and enlargement designed by the architect William H. Ranlett. Today, the home’s furnishings reflect the late Victorian lifestyle of the Rosencrantz family, who owned and lived in the home from 1807 to 1970. The museum collection is notable for the family’s historic clothing and personal items and papers.

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