Golden Gala: Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Wistariahurst

Date: 4/14/2009

HOLYOKE On April 17 from 6 to 9 p.m. Wistariahurst will host a Golden Gala in Celebration of the museum's 50th anniversary. This festive evening will feature fine food, live music, drink and plenty of cheer all for a good cause -- raising funds to benefit the museum.

The cuisine will be prepared and served by students of the Culinary Arts Program at Holyoke Community College. The Jeremy Milligan Jazz Trio will provide live music entertainment and there will be a cash bar with local brew and drink provided by Liquors44.

The evening will also highlight the Skinner Family and their home in an historical exhibition titled "Revealing the Skinner Family." A large portion of the evening will be dedicated to a Silent Auction which includes stunning originals by local artists, trips to area attractions, overnights at bed and breakfasts, dinner out at excellent restaurants, creative gift packages and much more.

Join the celebration. Tickets are $25 in advance through the museum (call 322-5660) and $35 at the door. Reservations can also be made on the museum's Web site at The event is sponsored by Historic Holyoke at Wistariahurst and all proceeds directly benefit the museum. Donations are also being accepted for those who would like to contribute to the 50th anniversary celebration but are unable to attend. Any support is greatly appreciated; we hope to see you there! (Dress is elegant attire.)