LEWISBURG, (Pa.)—The Friends of Packwood House Museum have announced that their annual meeting will be held on Thursday, April 13, beginning at 2:45pm in the museum’s Tour Center, located at 15 North Water Street in Lewisburg. The meeting will include election of officers for 2017-2018, a report on the last year of fundraising activities, and any other business as needed. Interested members of the community are cordially invited to attend this meeting. For more information, please call the museum at 570-524-0323.
LEWISBURG, (Pa.) – Preparations for Packwood House Museum’s 31st Annual Fundraising Dinner are underway. This year’s Williamsburg-themed dinner will be held on Saturday April 1, 2017. Created and served by the students of The School of Business and Hospitality at the Pennsylvania College of Technology, the evening will start with drinks and hors d’oeuvres in the Museum’s Tavern Room, including ale-braised duck sausage, smoked shad, and asparagus with tavern ham. After moving to the Dining Room, an appetizer of smoked pheasant en croute will begin the meal, followed by Chesapeake chowder. Next, a salad course of celery root with bibb lettuce and a raspberry scrub vinaigrette will be served. After an intermezzo of lemon thyme sorbet, a poultry course of roasted stuffed quail with apricot glazes and roasted sweet potatoes will be served, followed by an entrée of roasted racks of lamb with rosemary au jus served with sautéed green beans and a potato and parsnip puree. While a dessert of maple walnut pound cake with a bourbon glaze and maple crème brulé is being prepared, guests will be treated to a tour of the first floor of the museum by Jennifer Snyder, administrator of Packwood House Museum. The memorable evening will conclude as the diners retire to the Reception Room to enjoy an aperitif and reminisce about this unforgettable evening.
Raffle tickets for the fundraiser are on sale in the Museum’s Tour Center at 15 North Water Street, Lewisburg, or from any Museum Member, and cost $5.00 each or six for $25.00. The winning ticket holder, drawn at 4 p.m. on March 18, 2017, in the Tour Center, will share the gourmet meal with seven guests in the Museum’s Dining Room April 1st.
All proceeds from the ticket sales benefit Packwood House Museum. Supporting this annual fundraising event offers the winner an opportunity to entertain family and friends in a unique setting at a surprisingly low cost and to sustain Packwood House Museum and its positive contribution to life in the Susquehanna Valley.
For more information on the event, please contact Packwood House Museum at (570) 524-0323.
LEWISBURG, (Pa.)—Packwood House Museum is pleased to announce they will be participating once again in the annual
Raise the Region campaign, organized by the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania to help communities in
Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder, and Union counties. Raise the Region 2017 is an online giving event that provides an opportunity for people who care about their community to come together and raise as much money as possible for local non-profits. Last year, the campaign raised over $1.3 million for nearly 300 non-profits in the region. Since its inception in 2013, the fundraiser has raised in excess of $4.3 million. This year’s campaign is scheduled to start at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, March 8th, and will run through 11:59 pm on Thursday, March 9th.
Museum supporters interested in participating in this fundraiser should visit www.raisetheregion.org during the fundraising time period and select Packwood House Museum as the organization they would like to support. Additionally, each gift will be stretched by a generous contribution from Blaise Alexander Family Dealerships. Donations to the Museum can also help raise additional support for them by qualifying them for monetary prizes. All gifts are tax deductible.
For more information on Raise the Region 2017, visit www.raisetheregion.org or call 1-866-901-2372. For more information on Packwood House Museum, its exhibits, or its programs, please call the Museum at 570-524-0323, or e-mail them at email@example.com.
LEWISBURG, (Pa.) – Packwood House Museum will hold their Annual Fundraising Dinner on Saturday, April 1, 2017, with a Colonial Williamsburg theme. Raffle tickets for the fundraiser are now on sale in the museum’s Tour Center at 15 North Water Street, Lewisburg. Chances can be purchased for $5.00 each or six for $25.00. The winning ticket holder and seven guests will share refreshments and hors d’ oeuvres followed by a gourmet meal inspired by the historic city famous for its stately buildings, lovely gardens and restaurants serving authentic colonial foods, in the museum’s Dining Room. The full menu will be announced at a later date. Designed, prepared, and served by the students of The School of Business and Hospitality at the Pennsylvania College of Technology, the unique dining experience will also include a tour of the first floor of the museum by Jennifer Snyder, Museum Administrator. The drawing for the raffle will be held on Saturday, March 18, 2017, at 4:00 p.m. in the museum’s Tour Center.
All proceeds from the ticket sales benefit Packwood House Museum. For more information on the event, please contact Packwood House Museum at (570) 524-0323 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
LEWISBURG, (Pa.) – Packwood House Museum, located at 15 North Water Street, Lewisburg, is pleased to announce its holiday schedule. The Tour Center and Gift Shop will be open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the weeks of December 18, 2016, and January 2, 2017. Tours of the Museum will be available during those weeks on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 2 p.m. or by appointment. The Tour Center and Museum will be closed the week of December 25 for the holidays.
The Museum will be closed for Winter Break from January 9 through February 6, 2017. They will be accepting deliveries of donations for the annual Attic Tag Sale Monday to Friday during this time but ask that you call ahead at 570-524-0323 to ensure someone is present to take your donation. Packwood House Museum will resume its regular hours of Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. beginning February 7, 2017.
For more information Packwood House Museum or its schedule of events, please call the Museum at (570) 524-0323, or e-mail them at email@example.com.
LEWISBURG, (Pa.)–The Packwood House Museum is now accepting donations of items for its annual Attic Tag Sale, which will be held February 21 – March 4, 2017. The sale, held in the Museum’s Tour Center, is one of the museum’s most popular and successful fund-raisers. All proceeds benefit Packwood House Museum. Items that can be sold include books, jewelry, glass, china, kitchenware, furniture, toys, lamps, postcards, sporting equipment, craft items, holiday decorations – anything except for televisions, computers and other electronics, encyclopedia sets and clothing, although the Museum does accept vintage accessories. Kitchen appliances will be accepted but must be in working order. All donations are tax-deductible.
Through January 7, 2017, donations can be dropped off at the Tour Center during the Museum’s regular business hours of Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. From January 9 through February 6, the Museum will be closed for Winter Break, so please make an appointment to drop off your items by calling (570) 524-0323. The Tour Center is located at 15 North Water Street, Lewisburg. For more information concerning the Packwood House Museum or the Attic Tag Sale, call the Museum at (570) 524-0323.
LEWISBURG, PA – More than 100 priced-to-sell art works from area collectors will be available at the Packwood House Museum’s ARToberFEST art sale, September 24 to October 22 in the Museum’s gallery.
This year’s sale features a world-class collection of 20 wooden sculptures from Rutendeko sculptors in Zimbabwe. The sculptures have been exhibited in Munich, Toronto and Washington, DC.
In addition to the sculptures, a variety of art styles including etching, photography, pen and ink, movie posters will be part of the sale.
Kicking off the ARToberfest art sale will be a preview and opening reception on Friday, Sept. 23 from 4:30 to 6:30 pm featuring grilled bratwurst, hot dogs, German potato salad, pickles, soft pretzels, German cookies, wine and craft beer (lemonade and ice tea, too). Tickets are $9 apiece or two for $15 and can be purchased in advance by calling 570-524-0323 or emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
“We are pleased to help donors find homes for their beloved art pieces,” says Jennifer Snyder, Packwood House Museum director.
The museum, open from 10 am to 5 pm Tuesday through Saturday, is located on 15 N. Water Street, Lewisburg. A portion of the proceeds from the reception and art sale – running through Oct. 22 − will benefit educational programming at the Packwood House Museum.
Admission to the art sale is $5 (entrance fee is waived with purchase). House tours are available by appointment.
About the Packwood House Museum: In 1936, Lewisburg natives Edith & John Fetherston purchased this former tavern and filled it with art and antiques from Pennsylvania and around the world. The Fetherstons left their home and collections in a trust to create “a Public Museum for the educational benefits of all persons.”
Today, in addition to the gallery in the tour center, visitors can view the historic home, and see the Fetherstons’ intriguing collection of treasured glass, ceramics, textiles, furniture, paintings, Pennsylvania German decorative art, and Oriental art. For more information, call 570-524-0323.