THOMASTON – It has been two years since the General Henry Knox Museum has been able to host a live event for its Midcoast supporters. Mark the schedule for August 12, which is Knox Night, the annual conference and the gala at the Samoset Resort in Rockport.
To celebrate its re-emergence, the museum’s event will feature American historian Lindsay Chervinsky, author of “The Cabinet, George Washington, and the Creation of an American Institution”.
In line with the need for post-pandemic caution around the world, the conference, which will begin at 6:30 p.m., will be available both live at Samoset and live to ticket holders. Tickets for the evening and the conference are available at knoxmuseum.org.
In addition to this live / virtual offering, the Knox Museum will be hosting its first online auction, followed by a live auction during the event. Knox enthusiasts can bid on items from July 29 through August 12.
In addition to certificates to local businesses, auction items include a week on Crawford Pond, an evening for four on the popular Mystery Dinner Train in Fort Myers, Florida, a seven-night stay at the wonderful Vanderbilt Beach Resort in Naples , in Florida. , a vase by George Perlman and evening boat rides from Camden Harbor and Crawford Pond. Access to the auction can also be found at knoxmuseum.org.
Knox Night, which honors the memory of American patriot Henry Knox, is the General Henry Knox Museum’s only major fundraiser of the year. Profits go to improving educational programs in the Midcoast region, as well as supporting its many free public events and military programs.
The museum is located on Route 1 at Thomaston in Montpellier, a faithful replica of the home of Henry and Lucy Knox in 1796 and the New England equivalent of Mount Vernon in Virginia.
Tickets for the live evening activities (outside in a tent) at Samoset are $ 500 per person, with attendance limited to 75. Tickets for the live conference are $ 20. For more information, visit the museum’s website, knoxmuseum.org, or call 354-8062.
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