From 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, the Friends of the Dwight-Derby House will be selling tickets to its May 19th Gala outside the house at 7 Frairy St.
Tickets, which are limited to 200 in number, cost $75 per person and will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. They are also available for purchase at Groups of 10 people may reserve a table by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Saturday, May 19, the Friends of the Dwight-Derby House will celebrate the 15th anniversary of the town’s purchase of this historic landmark with a Black & White Gala to be held on the premises of the 17th-century home.
Guests will enjoy an evening of dishes prepared by Rae’s Fresh as Sunshine and dancing under the stars. In addition to providing supporters a chance to tour the house and see the restoration progress over the past 15 years, the Black & White Gala is also a fundraiser for the next phase of restoration: installation of a working kitchen.
The Friends of the Dwight-Derby House is a citizen’s group established to support the active use, restoration, maintenance and preservation of this historic property. Today, it continues to raise funds through grants, individual and corporate donations, and sale of memorabilia. The donation of time, talent and effort by many local volunteers have also contributed to restoration.