Parties & Openings
March 16 - Williamstown
WCMA Season Celebration
March 3 - Lenox
Andrew DeVries Benefit Party
Feb. 23 - Pittsfield
Real Art Party
Outside In The Autumnal Air For Litchfield Historical Society
Rachel Louchen reports from Litchfield. The Litchfield Historical Society took advantage of the last few days (or weeks) of clement weather for its Annual Fall Fundraiser BBQ, held at White Memorial in Litchfield, a prime place to enjoy peak foliage, crisp air and a sunset. All proceeds raised from the October 11 event make it possible for LHS to provide free educational programs to the students of Litchfield Public Schools. Food was supplied by The Cookhouse, 13-time winner for best barbeque in Connecticut, and local band Switch Factory played bluegrass tunes that filled the activity shed. And as the sun set over the grounds, it did get pretty chilly, but not a guest complained — the many bonfires provided warmth and a great place to huddle around with friends. Above, LHS Trustee John Newton, President Mike Reardon and Executive Director Catherine Fields.
Friend of LHS Rosie Furniss is largely responsible for coordinating the event, here with a patron, former Connecticut Senator Andrew Roraback; Southport resident Carol Baxter with John Endicott of Litchfield.
Karen DePauw attended in support of her wife, Curator of Collections Jessica Jenkins; The activity shed was transformed by music, pumpkins and some pulled pork.
Professor Steve McGrath with Jay Fields; Elaine Marshall of Litchfield with LHS patrons Jane Hinkel and Paul Hinkel.
Tom Kendall, Virginia Budney and Lee Reese; LHS benefactor Susan Spencer and patron Nancy Newton.
Jim Telly, Tina Reardon, lawyer Kirstin Etela and Mike Reardon.