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Summer Garden Party Fundraiser at the Bidwell House Museum
10:06AM / Tuesday, August 17, 2021
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MONTEREY, Mass. — The Bidwell House Museum is holding its annual summer garden party on Friday, Aug. 27 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the  gardens on the grounds of the Museum. 
To celebrate 30 seasons of this historic mansion, the Museum is honoring the founders of the Museum Jack Hargis and David Brush and two of the founding Board Members, Bill Brockman and Jack Jefferson. The theme this year is "Hats Off" and attendees are encouraged to wear their best hats. All proceeds from this event will benefit the Bidwell House Museum.
Music will be provided by The Lucky 5 and hors d'oeuvres will be served by Kate Baldwin. There will be a silent auction.
The Bidwell House Museum, located on Art School Road, Monterey, tells the story of life the 18th and 19th century Berkshires, for both the English settlers and Indigenous Mohicans. The property contains the original home of the Reverend Adonijah Bidwell, first Minister of Township No. 1 (Monterey and Tyringham), from 1750 to 1784. The Bidwell House first opened to the public in 1990 and today the house and its surrounding 192 acres serves as a premier example of early American home life. The Museum has an extensive collection of period furnishings and decorative arts, as well as gardens, fields, stone walls and forested trails.
The Summer Garden party is the major fundraising event of the year for the museum, supporting the historic 1700s homestead, educational programs, and the grounds, which are open to the community year-round.
For the safety and comfort of attendees, we ask all those who are not vaccinated to wear masks to this event.
Tickets to the Summer Gala start at $100 per person and may be reserved by contacting the museum office at 413-528-6888. Or you can purchase tickets on the museum website at
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